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Commercial Bank Names Turner as President and CEO


September 13, 2011, Thomasville, GA – The Local Board of Directors of Commercial Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, elected Lee “Ty” Turner as President and Chief Executive Officer during its regular meeting. Turner recently joined Commercial Bank from SB&T, also a division of Synovus Bank, in Americus, Georgia, where he served as City President. He will also serve on the bank’s Local Board of Directors. Turner succeeds Fred D. Jefferson, who has been with Commercial Bank for 36 years. Jefferson will continue serving as a Regional CEO for Synovus and Vice Chairman of the Local Board of Commercial Bank.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Ty’s experience accept the position of President and CEO of our bank.  His 23 years in banking, his reputation as a strong leader, and commitment to exceptional customer service delivery gives us tremendous confidence in his ability to succeed in this new role,” said Joe Beverly, Chairman of the Local Board of Directors for Commercial Bank.

Turner began his career with Synovus with its SB&T Bank division as a teller. He previously served as Senior Lending Officer and Commercial Lending Officer, and was selected as Vice President of SB&T in 2000. He was named Market President for SB&T in Americus in 2009. Turner has served as President of the Economic Development Committee of the Americus Chamber of Commerce, a Board Member of the Georgia Southwestern State University Foundation and Americus Kiwanis Club. Turner is a 1990 graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management.

About Commercial Bank

Commercial Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, offers diverse lines of business and personal financial services including Business Banking, Investment Services and Mortgage Lending.  Since 1916, Commercial Bank has focused on relationship banking and remains dedicated to the communities it serves. For more information, visit

About Synovus Bank

Synovus Bank is a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank. Synovus Bank provides commercial and retail banking, as well as investment services through our affiliated companies, to customers through 30 locally branded divisions, 308 offices, and 439 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.  See Synovus Bank on the web at

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