Denise Samson is a lifelong resident of St. Petersburg. She attended St. Petersburg College and graduated from the Securities Industry Institute. Throughout her youth, Denise was a member of the Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council and attributes her leadership skills and confidence to Girl Scouting. She served as a Brownie troop leader and cookie mom. Denise is passionate about empowering girls to grow into self-reliant, strong women. She is an active member of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Board of Directors, currently serving as Treasurer. She also chairs the Finance Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee. Denise was previously a Member at Large on the board.
Denise is currently a Senior Vice President of Operations at Raymond
James & Associates, Inc. During her 30-year career at Raymond
James, she has held a variety of leadership roles and currently
manages a national team of nearly 200 associates. Denise is also a
member of the Raymond James Women’s Interactive Network (WIN) which
supports women's professional growth and career development within the