For over 30 years, Ron has been a financial advisor and the owner and managing director of Waypoint Wealth Management, a full-service financial services firm. He holds his Series 24 Securities Principal License and is certified by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a registered investment advisor. His passion goes beyond “transactions” and focuses on building long term relationships as he helps people reach their financial and personal goals and purpose in life.
Ron and his wife Alison have been a south Sarasota County resident for over 45 years. They moved to the area from Michigan in 1973 and have owned several local businesses, including Ron’s Restaurant in Englewood, which they opened in 1974. After selling Ron’s, Cutsinger completed formal training in Bible and Ministry, returned to pastor a local congregation for 12 years, and founded Suncoast Christian School. He continues to serve as a leader in his church.
An active water sports enthusiast, Ron enjoys scuba diving, fishing, boating and kayaking. Sarasota County’s natural wonder and pristine beauty are what brought him to the area, and one of his top priorities will be to always safeguard our treasured environment assets.
Because of his love and committment to Sarasota County, Ron has served as a member of civic and nonprofit community service organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, and the Rotary Club of Sarasota. He served as president of the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library and as a member of the Sarasota County Library Advisory Board. He has also served on the Sarasota County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and was recognized by the Friends of The Legacy Trail for his support of the successful referendum to extend the trail. He most recently served as Chairman of the Sarasota County Planning Commission, from which he stepped down to run for Sarasota County Commission.
Ron was elected to the Sarasota County Commission in November 2020. He served as Vice Chair in 2022 and is serving as Chair for 2023. He represents the Commission on the boards of the Economic Development Council of Sarasota County, Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, West Coast Inland Navigation District, Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, and Visit Sarasota. He previously served on the boards of the Coastal and Heartland Estuary Partnership and Suncoast Continuum of Care Leadership Council.
Cutsinger's three sons were born and raised here. He has three grandsons and three granddaughters who are the pride and joy of his life.