NBSC Names Preston to Local Board of Directors

COLUMBIA, SC, NOVEMBER 3, 2015NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank, today announced the appointment of Tommy Preston, Jr. to its South Carolina Local Board of Directors.

Preston is Director of National Strategy and Engagement at Boeing South Carolina. Prior to joining Boeing, he practiced law at Nexsen Pruet, LLC., in Columbia, where he represented companies and organizations on economic development, public policy, and regulatory matters. He was also the Chair of the Firm's Diversity Initiative.

“We are pleased to welcome Tommy to the board. His deep community ties, business experience, and public policy acumen will significantly enhance our ability to provide exceptional financial services and grow our customer base in South Carolina,” said Chuck Garnett, NBSC President and CEO.

A native South Carolinian, Preston graduated cum laude with a degree in Political Science from the University of South Carolina. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. As an undergraduate student, he was a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar, and served as Student Body President. Preston is the recipient of the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the highest honor awarded to a USC student.

Preston is a national leader on issues related to preserving our nation's judicial system and protecting citizens' access to justice; serving on numerous committees in the American Bar Association and National Center for State Courts. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Preston remains active at his alma mater and recently completed a term as Chair of the University of South Carolina Board of Visitors. He is also the current President-Elect of the Carolina Alumni Association.

NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank, serves 16 counties in South Carolina from 39 locations. For more than 100 years, NBSC has focused on relationship banking and remains dedicated to the communities it serves. Together with affiliates of Synovus Bank, NBSC offers diverse lines of business and personal financial services including Business Banking, Investment Services, and Mortgage Lending. For more information, visit www.bankNBSC.com.

Synovus Bank is a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank. Synovus Bank, together with its affiliates, provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 258 branches, and 336 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank was recognized as one of America's Most Reputable Banks by American Banker and the Reputation Institute in 2015. Synovus Bank is on the web at synovus.com, on Twitter @synovus, and on LinkedIn at http://linkedin.com/company/synovus. Equal Housing Lender.