Richard W. Simpson retired in January, 2017 after a 43 year career. He spent his first ten years with Springs Industries in various management roles before shifting to what became a 33 year banking career. He spent 25 years as a technology executive helping grow Bank of America. His last eight years were spent with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and BB&T Bank focusing on technology risk management.  His professional certifications (retired status) include Information Systems Auditor, Information Systems Control and IT Governance.  Richard also has a B.S. in Business Management and an MBA from the University of South Carolina (Phi Beta Kappa, Honors graduate).

Richard and his wife Sara are life-long residents of Lancaster. They have three grown children and two young grandchildren.  Richard served on the Educational Foundation of USC Lancaster Board from 2010 through 2017. In 2015 -16 he was board president. He is currently president of the USC Lancaster Board of Visitors. Mr. Simpson joined the Foundation as a Community Advisor in 2018.

Richard Simpson

Community Advisor


We envision the communities we serve as places where all people join together to build on community assets for current and future generations, and where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. 


800 N White St.

Lancaster, SC 29720

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 818

Lancaster, SC 29721

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