Elliott Davis Managing Shareholder Named Business Person of the Year

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 29, 2011Greenville Business Magazine and Clemson at the Falls today announced that Rick Davis, managing shareholder of Elliott Davis, has been named their “Business Person of the Year.”

Davis will be honored at a black tie event on November 5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Greenville, where he will serve as keynote speaker. Davis was chosen by a selection panel who judged nominees on criteria that included exceptional leadership; strategic thinking; unceasing pursuit of excellence; and balanced workplace values. Significant community/civic participation within the Greenville community was also considered.

For four years, Davis has been the managing shareholder of Elliott Davis, one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast. Having spent his 27-year career at the Greenville headquartered firm, he has deep roots in the Upstate community.

Under Davis’ leadership, Elliott Davis has expanded into new markets; experienced record revenue growth; and become a known advocate for economic development in the Upstate community through efforts such as “Drive Business Downtown,” a day during which all Downtown Greenville businesses came together to spotlight and promote the prosperity of the Upstate.

Davis is also a dedicated community leader, serving on boards of directors for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Upstate Alliance, Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation, Greenville County Museum of Art, and Clemson University’s College of Business and Behavioral Sciences Advisory.