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Synovus Names Turner Executive Vice President of Commercial Bank

June 15, 2011, Columbus, GA, – Synovus Bank, a Georgia-chartered bank, today announced that  Lee T. “Ty” Turner has been named as Executive Vice President of Commercial Bank, a division of Synovus Bank. Turner will transition into the role of President and CEO of Commercial Bank on September 12, 2011. Fred D. Jefferson, who has served as President and CEO, will continue in his role as Synovus Regional CEO and Vice Chairman of the local Board of Commercial Bank.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Ty’s expertise ready to lead the Thomasville team and continue the strong focus of creating new growth opportunities and providing exceptional customer service,” said Roy Dallis “D” Copeland Jr., Synovus’ Chief Banking Officer. “I appreciate all Fred has done for Commercial Bank and his contributions to its success, and I look forward to his continued leadership in his region.”

“We are delighted that Ty will be joining our bank team,” said Fred D. Jefferson, Synovus Regional CEO, President and CEO of Commercial Bank. “We look forward to his leadership as he works with our management and board to continue the legacy of service we are known for at Commercial Bank."

Turner, a 23-year banking veteran, 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’s community involvement includes serving as past Chairman of the Economic Development Committee of the Americus Chamber of Commerce, 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.

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

Greg Hudgison
Title: External Communications Manager
Phone: 706-644-0528