Ricky Richardson


5th Year Trustee

Ricky Richardson is a First Vice President and a Financial Advisor with The Richardson Group at Morgan Stanley in Spartanburg. Working with Morgan Stanley for 40 years, Mr. Richardson specializes in individual and corporate investment strategies, asset allocation, and advising plan sponsors on their fiduciary responsibilities. Mr. Richardson brings expertise in financial services and strategic planning to the Foundation board. An active member of the community, Mr. Richardson is a former board member of the United Way of the Piedmont and former Chairman of the City of Spartanburg Design Review Board.

Previously, he was President of the Board for Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE), as well as Chairman of the City Planning Commission Advisory Board. In addition to leading a $20 million capital campaign for Spartanburg Day School, Richardson led the effort for an $11 million bond referendum to construct what is now the Headquarters Library on Church Street in Spartanburg.

He is a graduate of Hampden Sydney College in Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Born and raised in Spartanburg, Mr. Richardson is also a graduate of Spartanburg Day School. Devoted to Spartanburg and deeply invested in the community, Ricky and his wife, Betsy, have been active in making Spartanburg a better place for future generations.

He and Betsy have two children, Rob and Caroline, and two grandchildren. When he is away from the office, Ricky enjoys spending time with his family, sailing, woodworking, and traveling.