|Earline Burke |
pictured with western artist Teal Blake
American Women Artists’ newest board member knows art by the numbers
AWA welcomes a new board member this month. Cartersville, Georgia resident Earline Burke is an art lover, a collector and a CPA who served as Chief Financial Officer of Georgia Museums, Inc. and Anverse, Inc. from 2000 until her retirement in 2012. She still works part time for both organizations in a consulting and training role.
From 1983 until 2000, she was a partner in CPA firms in Texas and Georgia specializing in income & estate tax planning and preparation. Her extensive tax background comes from 14 years spent working for the Internal Revenue Service in various positions from Revenue Agent to Assistant Chief of Examination.
Earline also brings significant Board experience to her new position with American Women Artists. She was appointed to the Board of Anverse, Inc. in 2012. Based in Cartersville, Georgia, Anverse is the country’s eighth-largest grant-making operating foundation. Earline is the current Board Chair for the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority and liaison for the DDA to the Bartow Cartersville Cultural Art Alliance.
“We are thrilled to have Ms. Burke join the AWA Board of Directors,” said President Kathrine Lemke Waste. “We’ve spent the last three years painstakingly bringing AWA’s accounting, bookkeeping and overall reporting procedures into alignment with today’s technology and increasingly more rigorous federal standards for nonprofits. To have someone with Earline’s level of expertise look at our mission, our membership and our books – and then decide to join our organization at the board level means we’re entering a whole new and exciting chapter for American Women Artists.”