Tyson Smith
Tyson R. Smith, AAMS®, AIF®, CRPC®, CRPS®, WMS First Vice President, Wealth Management RIAC – Retirement Plan & Institutional Advisory Council

Tyson specializes in serving the wealth management needs of small business owners, professionals, executives, retirees and their families. His areas of expertise include cash management strategies, retirement plans and personal wealth management.

To comprehensively serve the diverse needs of his clients, Tyson holds many industry licenses, including Series 7, 9, 10, 63, 65, insurance 2-15, life, health and annuity licenses. He also holds the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM.

He established his own financial services practice in 1998 in Illinois and relocated it to Orlando in 2003. Previously, Tyson spent many years in branch management, handling compliance and recruiting duties, while managing the investments of his clients. At the time, he was the youngest manager ever promoted at the firm.

Before entering the financial services industry, he co-founded Illinois Marine Technologies and Prop Warehouse, Inc, business startups in Peoria, Illinois, that he helped build and successfully sell during the 1990s.

Tyson served in the Illinois Air National Guard for nine years, working in military intelligence and earning the Civil Defense Medal for Gulf War I. He was honorably discharged in 2000. 

Throughout the years, Tyson has been published in various publications and quoted in articles appearing in the Peoria Journal StarRockford Register Star and Orlando Business Journal. He has also provided on-air financial expertise for Channel 9 News in Orlando. »

Active in the community, Tyson served as president of the Downtown Orlando Breakfast Rotary Club and president of the March of Dimes Board of Directors for Central Florida. He has financially supported a number of local and national charities, including the March of Dimes, Kids Beating Cancer and Noah’s Light Foundation. In the past, Tyson has served as treasurer, vice president and president of the Central Florida Board of Directors for the March of Dimes. He has also served as secretary and vice president of his Rotary Club and is a fourth degree knight in the Knights of Columbus. 

Tyson lives in Orlando with his wife, Melanie, and two children. When he does have spare time, you’ll typically find him on the golf course attempting to correct his “gentle fade” or road cycling. He has also coached his son’s soccer, basketball and baseball teams over many years and his daughter’s softball team.

Raymond James is not affiliated with the above organizations.

Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM | Accredited Investment Fiduciary®

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor | Certified Retirement Plan SpecialistSM

Wealth Management Specialist