On Monday, February 2, 2015, Rick Reames, Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue, will address Columbia Rotary at the new meeting time of 12:30PM. Please make plans to attend and, as always, guests are welcomed and encouraged.
Rick Reames III was appointed Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue by Governor Nikki Haley on July 18, 2014.
Reames joined the SCDOR after 15 years in the private sector. He previously served as a partner in one of the largest firms in the United States with offices throughout South Carolina and North Carolina. Practicing primarily in the state and local tax arenas, Reames regularly advised local and multi-state businesses on all aspects of state and local tax including planning, controversy and economic development incentives.
Reames received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Wofford College, a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and a Master of Laws in taxation from New York University School of Law. He is a member of the South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development and chair of the Enterprise Zone Committee. Reames also serves as an ex officio member of the State Board of Economic Advisors.
Reames is one of twenty-two Fellows selected for the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2016, a program which seeks to promote outstanding leadership in South Carolina. He served previously as a delegate to the South Carolina Bar House of Governors and as chair of both the Joint NC-SC Tax Conference and South Carolina Bar Association Tax Section.
Reames is originally from Florence, SC, and now lives in Columbia with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children.