Brown Named CEO of Tallahassee State Bank

APRIL 10 2015, COLUMBUS, GA – Synovus Bank, a Georgia-chartered, FDIC insured bank, today announced the selection of G. Matthew “Matt” Brown as Chief Executive Officer of Tallahassee State Bank, a division of Synovus Bank.

“We are pleased to have an experienced banker like Matt join our company and lead the talented team at Tallahassee State Bank,” said R. Dallis “D” Copeland Jr., Chief Community Banking Officer of Synovus. “I am confident his extensive banking knowledge and legacy of community leadership in this market will elevate the bank to a new level of growth and excellence in customer service in the North Florida region.”

Brown has almost 40 years of banking experience, most recently serving as Market President of Centennial Bank in Tallahassee. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Premier Bank, also in Tallahassee, and Riverside Bank of the Gulf Coast. Brown received his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences and Master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida State University. His community leadership includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of North Florida, and previously serving on the boards of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Tallahassee, Florida Bankers Association, and Florida School of Banking.

Tallahassee State Bank has served customers in the capital city of Tallahassee, Florida and Leon County for more than 30 years and today provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through four branch offices and ATMs.

Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia with approximately $27 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 258 branches, and 343 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.