SARASOTA, FL (August 5, 2021)—Tim Self, an Investment Advisor for LPL Financial and Director of Gulfside Wealth, was named to the Board of Directors of First Step of Sarasota, the bank announced today.
“I first met Tim over 10 years ago when his family unfortunately had a fatal encounter with substance abuse,” shares Tom Knight, former First Step President and CEO. “His personal experience and sincere passion to help those fighting substance abuse will bring a valuable perspective to our board.”
“For many years, I have tried to be a resource and friend to anyone dealing with substance abuse in their family,” adds Tim. “By joining this board, I hope to assist the broader community with this important mission.”
Mr. Self is an Investment Advisor for LPL Financial, and has his Series 7, and 66 Securities registrations held with LPL Financial, as well as his Life and Health Insurance license. He has been very active in the Sarasota community since 1996.
Tim received the 2017 Action and Impact Award from Leadership Sarasota for his community involvement and currently serves on four other boards: Leadership Sarasota, Sertoma Kids, Inc., Visit Sarasota County, and the Crowley Museum and Nature Center.
From 2016 – 2019, he was elected to a 3-year term
on the National Board of Sertoma Inc. His extensive community involvement includes board service for the Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Beyond the Spectrum (school for autism), Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota, Designing Women Boutique, Women’s Resource Center, Art Center Sarasota and he is a founding member of the Suncoast University of Kentucky Alumni Club and the area “Black N Gold” Steelers club.
Additionally, he has coached a variety of local youth sports teams.
Mr. Self holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.
ABOUT FIRST STEP OF SARASOTA
The mission at First Step is to inspire those with mental health and addiction disorders and to transform their lives. The organization is dedicated to maintaining a standard of excellence in a comprehensive continuum of care to the community we serve. Their pledge to our clients and their families is to provide a path to wellness with respect and compassion, helping them to
take the first step toward a better tomorrow. For more information, please visit fsos.org.
ABOUT GULFSIDE BANK
Gulfside Bank is a full-service community bank in Sarasota, Florida, offering a variety of retail, commercial and private banking services. With deep roots in the community, Gulfside Bank is locally-owned and managed, and is committed to building long-lasting relationships with its clients, no matter how big or how small. For more information, visit them online at gulfsidebank.com