Coastal Bank and Trust’s Mathis Retires – Norris Named Successor

Pensacola, FL., April 19, 2017— Synovus Bank today announced Eddie Norris as president of Pensacola’s Coastal Bank and Trust, following the July 1 retirement of Jim Mathis. Norris previously served as president for CB&T of Middle Georgia, a Synovus division in Warner Robins. Mathis has been with Synovus for 25 years, serving in the Pensacola, Atlanta, and Valparaiso markets.

“Jim Mathis has been an influential banker and a great advocate for Escambia County and the Pensacola region. We congratulate him on an outstanding career and wish him well as he moves on to a new chapter,” said D Copeland, Synovus executive vice president and chief community banking officer. “Our team will be in great hands with Eddie, who has more than three decades of experience serving communities and meeting the needs of retail and commercial banking customers.”

Norris joined Columbus Bank and Trust in 1986 as an assistant branch manager and has held a range of positions in the industry. He was named president of CB&T of Middle Georgia in 2008. Norris is a graduate of Columbus State University.

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, 248 branches, and 327 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 2016 and 2015, and was named “Best Regional Bank, Southeast” by MONEY Magazine for 2016-17. Synovus Bank is on the web at, on Twitter @synovus, and on LinkedIn at Equal Housing Lender.