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, specialized lending to high net worth clients, as well as a significant corporate and commercial real estate lending business.
Mr. Raney also 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 serves as Raymond James’ representative on the board of the Tampa Bay Partnership.
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 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 is 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 Council of the American Enterprise Institute.