Synovus Announces Circle of Excellence Sales Awards

FEBRUARY 11, 2016, COLUMBUS, GA – Synovus today announced the winner of its annual Circle of Excellence Sales and Chairman’s Awards. The Sales Awards recognize team members for exceeding sales goals and making exceptional contributions in areas such as winning new business, being a team player, maximizing cross-sell opportunities, and enhancing shareholder value.

This year’s winners are:

Commercial Bankers

  • Brent Dykstra, Synovus Bank – Tampa
  • Chad Thomason, Athens First Bank & Trust
  • Ryan Riley, Synovus Bank – Tampa
  • Brad Danowski, Coastal Bank – Brunswick
  • Charlotte Quirk, Columbus Bank & Trust

Commercial Bankers/Commercial Banking Managers

  • Robert Hursh, Synovus Bank – Tampa
  • Scott Cleveland, Bank of North Georgia – Sandy Springs
  • Jody Patton, Athens First Bank & Trust – Augusta
  • Dan Rajczyk, Bank of North Georgia – Carrollton
  • Roger Nylen, Bank of North Georgia

Private Wealth Advisors

  • Dave Wilkins, The Coastal Bank of Georgia – Brunswick
  • Konda Pollard, Bank of North Georgia – Alpharetta
  • Susan Griffin, First Commercial Bank – Huntsville

Professional & Executive Bankers

  • Kerri Deshazo, CB&T SE Alabama – Dothan
  • Kim Brannen, Sea Island Bank – Statesboro
  • Rhonda Wallace, Synouvs NWGA Division – Rome

Commercial Real Estate Bankers

  • Paige Collier, Bank of North Georgia – Atlanta
  • Tim Buursema, Bank of North Georgia - Atlanta
  • Sarah Pflasterer, Synovus Bank – Tampa

Commercial Banking Manager – Team Award (Highest Average Team Results)

  • Mario Bringas, Synovus Bank – Tampa
  • Alan Uram, NBSC – Charleston
  • Marie Mikle, Bank of North Georgia – Buckhead

Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia, with approximately $29 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 257 branches, and 336 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synovus, was recognized as one of America's Most Reputable Banks by American Banker and the Reputation Institute in 2015. Synovus is on the web at, on Twitter @synovus, and on LinkedIn at