Bert Hendrix to Lead First Bank of Jasper

DECEMBER 7, COLUMBUS, GA – Synovus Bank today announced the appointment of Bert Hendrix as president of Alabama’s First Bank of Jasper. Hendrix will begin January 1, 2016, following the year-end retirement of Jack Allen.

“Jack Allen has served our customers in Jasper and Walker County for 37 years, and we congratulate him on a well-earned retirement,” said Nelson Bean, Synovus Regional CEO. “We are pleased that Jack will be succeeded by Bert, who has also built many strong relationships in his 17 years with the Jasper banking team.”

A native of Jasper, Hendrix has worked in branch management, retail sales, and commercial lending at First Bank of Jasper. His community service includes the Walker Area Community Foundation, Walker Baptist Hospital Advisory Council, the Downtown Jasper Business Association, Jasper City Schools, Youth Leadership Walker County, and Boy Scouts of America. He is currently chairman of Walker Marion Red Cross and is a past chairman of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce. Hendrix is a graduate of Auburn University and the Alabama Bankers Association Graduate School of Business.

First Bank of Jasper was founded in 1905 and acquired by Synovus in 1992. The bank serves Jasper and Walker Country from six locations. Together with affiliates of Synovus Bank, First Bank of Jasper offers diverse lines of business and personal financial services including business banking, investment services, and mortgage lending. First Bank of Jasper is on the internet at

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, on Twitter @synovus, and on LinkedIn at Equal Housing Lender.