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Richard (Ric) Lee Tapp, Jr. is a partner with the Nexsen Pruet, LLC law firm in Charleston, and practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation, maritime, and corporate law. He is a 2001 recipient of the Order of the Palmetto. Ric is the corporate secretary and a board member of SC State Transportation Infrastructure Bank and serves on the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He is a trustee of the Clemson Advancement Foundation for Design + Building, and serves as legal counsel for Friends of the Hunley, Inc. He received his BS in business administration from The Citadel and his JD and MBA from the University of South Carolina. He is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Liberty Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.