Steve Story managed the financial empire of the late Hugh F. Culverhouse. He is a Georgia native whose educational background includes a BBA degree in accounting from Emory University, a J.D. and MBA in Law and Business from the University of Georgia and a LLM in Taxation from the University of Florida. In 1977 he joined the Culverhouse law firm in Jacksonville, Florida and opened the Tampa office in 1980. Mr. Story retired from the Florida Bar in 1996.
Mr. Story was a partner of the law firm of Culverhouse, Bolts and Story, however, his primary focus was in the management of the myriad of investments held by the Hugh F. Culverhouse Trust. In his capacity as managing Trustee, he oversaw all of the business investments which included the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; the 9,000 acre Palmer Ranch in Sarasota; 5,000 acres of orange groves; Coast Bank in Sarasota; and a variety of commercial and real estate projects with related utility companies.
Mr. Story served as President and Chairman of Coast Bank in Sarasota, Florida from 1989 until the Bank with its 27 branches was sold to SunTrust in 1993. He served on the Board of Nutmeg Mill Industries until its sale in 1994. Mr. Story served as President of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and negotiated the sale of the team in 1995. In 2015, Mr. Story retired from the Board of Raymond James Bank after 22 years of service.
Mr. Story currently resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife, Robyn, and is active in the management of their retail home décor store, Robyn Story Designs. In addition, he consults with a variety of local enterprises.