Synovus Names Randal Harrell Chattanooga Market President

Chattanooga, Tenn., January 19, 2022 — Synovus Bank today announced the appointment of Randal Harrell as market president for Chattanooga. Harrell joins Synovus from Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, where he most recently served as director and credit executive.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Randal Harrell to Synovus,” said Rob McNeilly, Synovus division CEO for Tennessee. “Randal is a knowledgeable and collaborative leader with more than 15 years of banking expertise. He is deeply committed to the financial and economic health of Chattanooga, and we look forward to leveraging his industry knowledge to drive growth and deliver solutions for our clients.”

Harrell joined Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management as a lending representative in 2016 and was named director and credit executive that same year. From 2015 to 2016, he served as vice president and commercial lender at Wilson Bank & Trust. Prior to Wilson Bank & Trust, Harrell held a number of lending and commercial banking positions with several community banks in Tennessee. Harrell began his banking career with Homeland Community Bank in 2006. He earned his bachelor’s degree and MBA from Tennessee Technological University.

"I am excited to join Synovus and the bank’s unique position in the marketplace," said Harrell. "The company's community banking roots and founding principles cultivate personal relationships while enabling client access to the full-service products one expects from a large financial institution."

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 279 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.