Steve is a Tampa native and has worked in the area’s banking community since 1988. He joined Raymond James in 2006 and is currently the president and CEO of Raymond James Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial. Raymond James Bank’s core business includes a residential lending platform that supports the mortgage loan needs of the firm’s clients, as well as a significant corporate and real estate lending business.
Steve serves as chairman of the board of Raymond James Trust and is on the Financial Services Roundtable, an industry leadership group representing the 100 largest financial services firms in the country. He also serves as executive sponsor of the Raymond James African Heritage Network, one of the firm’s employee resource groups, and is a past board member of the Florida Bankers Association.
Prior to joining Raymond James, he worked for Bank of America for 17 years serving as Tampa president and commercial banking executive for Central Florida.
Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida and an MBA from the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida.
Steve serves as chairman of the board of trustees of the Tampa Bay History Center and on the board of directors for the Pinellas chapter of Starting Right, Now, a program aimed at meeting the needs of homeless high school students. He is one of the founding members of the Tampa Bay chapter of the American Enterprise Institute, and he serves on the board of the Tampa Bay Partnership, the bay area’s economic development organization. He is also an elder at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church.
Steve is married to the former Natalie Edwards from Florence, South Carolina. They have two teenage sons, Gunnar and Jack.