Synovus Names John Acosta Tampa Bay Market President

Tampa, Fla., March 17, 2022 — Synovus Bank today announced the appointment of John Acosta as market president for Tampa Bay. Acosta joins Synovus from Cadence Bank, where he most recently served as executive vice president and the head of business banking.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome John Acosta to Synovus,” said Sean Simpson, Synovus division CEO for Central and South Florida. “John has more than 35 years of experience developing client relationships, building strong and focused teams, and driving revenue-generating solutions. He is deeply committed to the financial and economic health of the Tampa Bay region, and we look forward to leveraging his expertise as we work to enable our customers and communities to reach their full potential.”

Acosta joined Cadence Bank in 2012. Previously, he held a number of leadership positions at Regions and managed all financial and sales aspects of the bank's west coast Florida markets. A Florida native, he holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University. He is a graduate of Leadership Tampa and a previous member of the Florida State University College of Business Board of Governors. Acosta has also been involved with several local organizations in the Tampa area, including ALPHA House, the American Heart Association, the Tampa Bay Partnership, and the Tampa and St. Petersburg Area chambers of commerce.

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 275 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.

John Acosta, Market President