Donald L. Talbott, CPA, of Maryville, was recently presented with the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (TSCPA) 2009 Public Service Award.
Each year, TSCPA honors a member of the society who has distinguished him or herself in public service activities with the Public Service Award. The award recognizes an individual for his or her active involvement in humanitarian, civic, government, religious or other professional activities.
Talbott is a Principal with Coulter and Justus, P.C. As TSCPA’s Public Service Award winner, Talbott has been nominated as Tennessee’s representatives for the American Institute of CPAs’ 2009 Public Service Award.
Talbott has been active in his community for more than 26 years. He has been involved with the East Maryville Baptist Church, Outward Baseball/Softball Ministry, Blount County Board of Education, Downtown Knoxville Civitan Club, Chilhowee Baptist Association and many more organizations in the Knoxville area. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce.
Talbott has been a member of East Maryville Baptist Church for most of his life. Since the Upward Basketball Program’s inception, Talbott has served as a coach and referee for Upward at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. From this and his experience as a Board member, Treasurer, coach and commissioner at Eagleton Little League, he and Tim Russell organized the Outward Baseball/Softball Ministry as a joint ministry between East Maryville and Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. In 2000, he led a fundraising effort that raised $10,000 to get this ministry started.
Talbott credits the support and assistance from his wife Gina and daughters, Erin and Hali Beth, as well as from Coulter and Justus, P.C. for allowing him to be so active in community endeavors.
Talbott received the award at TSCPA’s 79th Annual Convention and Educational Conference in Asheville, North Carolina on June 16. TSCPA is the state professional association for CPAs residing and practicing primarily in Tennessee with more than 8,000 members who work in all areas of accounting including public accounting, education, government, business and industry. TSCPA is headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn..