Sam Baxter and John Griggs Take New Leadership Roles for Synovus in South Carolina

COLUMBUS, GA, JAN. 28, 2019 – Two Synovus leaders in the South Carolina market have new roles in the organization.

Sam Baxter was named senior director of Private Wealth for South Carolina. He previously was market president, Central Region, South Carolina. He has more than 34 years in banking, serving in various roles from Upstate to Coastal South Carolina. Baxter will continue to work from Columbia.

John C. Griggs III was named South Carolina Central Region market executive, succeeding Baxter. Griggs previously served as a commercial banking manager. In his new role, he supports Synovus offices in Columbia, Lexington, Camden, Sumter, Florence, Manning, and Bishopville. He was named Outstanding Young Banker for 2017 by the South Carolina Bankers Association and he was the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year.

“Sam and John have served their clients with responsiveness and professionalism since joining Synovus,” said Chuck Garnett, South Carolina Division CEO of Synovus Bank. “They will continue to focus on quality service and customer satisfaction in their new roles with our organization. We are fortunate to have them on the Synovus team and congratulate them on these achievements.”

Synovus Bank, a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services together with its affiliates through 300 branches in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank was named one of American Banker’s “Best Banks to Work For” in 2018 and has been recognized as one of the country’s 10 “Most Reputable Banks” by American Banker and the Reputation Institute for four consecutive years. Synovus Bank is on the web at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Equal Housing Lender.