Steve Raney is a Tampa native and has worked in the area’s banking community since 1988. He is the president and CEO of Raymond James Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial. The 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.
Mr. Raney serves as chairman of the board of Raymond James Trust and is one of the firm’s representatives on the Financial Services Roundtable, an industry leadership group of 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 Bank in 2006, he worked for Bank of America for 17 years serving as Tampa president and commercial banking executive for Central Florida. He also spent a year working at LCM Group, a Tampa-based investment and private equity firm.
Mr. Raney graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1983. He 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.
Mr. Raney 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 the population of homeless high school students. He is also an elder at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church and is one of the founding members of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Enterprise Institute.