GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 13, 2018)Rick Davis, chief executive officer of Elliott Davis, LLC, one of the largest accounting, tax, and consulting services firms in the Southeast, was recently elected vice chair of the board of directors of Moore Stephens North America (MSNA), effective January 1, 2018.

Moore Stephens is a large, global network of independent accounting firms with more than 300 member firms in over 100 countries. Moore Stephens North America has a membership of 40 firms in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean with 150 collective offices in most major North American markets.

The firms that comprise MSNA work together to leverage their complimentary skill-sets to provide industry and technical expertise to their clients, which enables MSNA member firms to compete with larger, national and international firms.

“As a member firm, we realize the benefits of the Moore Stephens organization daily,” said Davis. “The opportunity to serve as vice chairperson of the board of directors is a unique honor. I am grateful for the trust of the membership as we all work towards the common goal of creating opportunities.”

Members of the executive board are elected by their peers to set the direction for MSNA, so clients are assured consistent professional standards and quality services are provided everywhere. “Our executive board is consistently filled with leaders from the top firms in North America,” said Tony Szczepaniak, chief executive officer of MSNA.

In addition to Davis and Szczepaniak, the executive board consists of Andy Armanino, managing partner of Armanino LLP and chairman of the MSNA board, Beth Kieffer Leonard, managing partner at Lurie, LLP, Cheryl Burke, COO of DGC, Tony Caleca, managing partner of Brown Smith Wallace, and Greg Hutchins, partner at HCVT.