Synovus Names Steve Steele Market President for Tuscaloosa

COLUMBUS, GA., April 1, 2020— Synovus Bank today announced the appointment of Steve Steele as market president for Tuscaloosa. Steele joins Synovus from BBVA Compass Bank, where he served as Tuscaloosa/Quad Cities division president. He succeeds Mark Sullivan, who announced his retirement in December and departed at the end of March.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Steve Steele to Synovus,” said Nelson Bean, Synovus divisional CEO for Alabama. “He has a long history of serving a full range of commercial banking clients and communities, and he is deeply committed to the long-term financial and economic health of Tuscaloosa and west Alabama. No one is better situated to replace Mark Sullivan, who served Synovus and Tuscaloosa effectively for nearly three decades and will be missed by all of us at Synovus.”

Steele joined BBVA Compass in 2011 and was named Tuscaloosa president in 2015. He was regional president of BankTrust in Prattville from 2003 to 2011 and held a number of corporate and commercial banking positions with Compass in Montgomery from 1998 to 2003. Steele’s banking career began with Colonial Bank in 1993.

Steele earned his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and his MBA from Troy State University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.

Synovus operates branches in Tuscaloosa at 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, 4901 Rice Mine Road, and 6800 Highway 69 South; and at 3068 McFarland Boulevard in Northport and 6501 University Boulevard East in Cottondale.

Synovus Bank, a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services together with its affiliates through 299 branches in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus Bank has been recognized as one of the country’s “Most Reputable Banks” by American Banker and the Reputation Institute. Synovus Bank is on the web at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Equal Housing Lender.