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Bank of North Georgia Promotes Rob Garcia to President and COO

January 20, 2011… Bank of North Georgia, a division of Synovus Bank, announced the promotion of Rob Garcia, Executive Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Manager, to President and Chief Operating Officer.

According to Don Howard, Chairman and CEO of Bank of North Georgia, “During this critical time for our industry, company and division, Rob’s leadership and wealth of experience will prove invaluable to our team members, customers and communities in which we do business. I look forward to working closely with Rob as we continue to serve as one of the premier financial institutions in Atlanta and Georgia.”

Rob has twenty-six years of commercial banking experience with a concentration in commercial real estate and commercial and industrial lending. In 2010, he was charged with leading a team of Commercial Real Estate bankers in growing and managing the division’s extensive commercial real estate portfolio. Previously, he served as Regional Community Executive with responsibility for growing deposits and loans in the Cobb and Buckhead region and overseeing the operations of the six branches. He joined BNG in 2006 as a result of the merger with Riverside Bank where he served as Executive Vice President and Senior Lending Officer.

Rob is a graduate of Auburn University and is very active in the local community.  He is currently serving a second consecutive term as Chairman of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.  He is also a Board Member of the Atlanta Regional Commission, Cobb County Board of Elections, and Council for Quality Growth. 

Rob resides in Marietta with his wife, Teena. They have two children, Elizabeth and Robert.

Bank of North Georgia Corporate Profile

Bank of North Georgia, a division of Synovus Bank, operates 42 branches in 16 metro Atlanta counties and is dedicated to the local community. This division offers diverse lines of business and personal financial services including Business Banking, Investment Services and Mortgage Lending. Bank of North Georgia's branches are conveniently located in Alpharetta (2), Atlanta (2), Bowdon, Bremen, Buford, Canton, Carrollton (3), Conyers (2), Covington (2), Cumming, Douglasville (3), Dunwoody, Fayetteville, Hiram, Jasper, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Marietta (3), McDonough, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stockbridge, Suwanee, Tallapoosa, Temple, Tucker, Tyrone, Villa Rica and Woodstock. For more information, visit 

Synovus is a financial services company with $30 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia.  Synovus Financial Corp.'s bank divisions provide commercial and retail banking, investment and mortgage services to customers in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. See Synovus Financial Corp. on the web at

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