Synovus Names Garrett Copeland Executive Vice President and Commercial Lender in Valdosta

Columbus, GA., Dec. 14, 2021 – Synovus today announced the appointment of Garrett Copeland as an executive vice president and commercial lender in Valdosta, Georgia. Garrett previously served as a Citizens Bank of Nashville market president in the Valdosta office. He has worked as a consumer and commercial lender as well as a portfolio analyst of special assets.

“Synovus has served Valdosta and Lowndes County for 115 years," said Bill Cowart, Valdosta market president. "Garrett has the experience, work ethic, and community involvement that we were looking for in the Valdosta market, and we are very pleased he has joined our team.”

Garrett is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a degree in speech communication and an emphasis in public relations. He serves as a board member of Scintilla Charter Academy and the Southern Georgia Regional Commission. He is also a past president of Azalea City Civic Club. He and his wife Emily have three children, Pierce, Charlie and Kate. They are members of Park Avenue United Methodist Church.

Synovus Bank, a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, provides commercial and retail banking and a full suite of specialized products and services, including private banking, treasury management, wealth management, mortgage services, premium finance, asset-based lending, structured lending, and international banking through 281 branches in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Synovus is a Great Place to Work-Certified Company and is on the web at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.