Synovus names Alan Najjar to Atlanta Advisory Board

ATLANTA, Ga., April 25, 2023 — Synovus today announced the appointment of Alan Najjar, director of business development at Smith + Howard, to its local Atlanta Advisory Board.

“Our local Atlanta Advisory Board is comprised of respected business and community leaders who are committed to furthering Synovus’ values of superior leadership, trusting relationships and excellence as we enable those in the Atlanta community to reach their full potential,” said Allen Barker, Synovus North Georgia division CEO. “I am confident Alan will help us advance our efforts to deliver a relationship-centered approach to banking that sets us apart from our competition.”

Since 2011, Najjar has led Smith + Howard’s business development efforts, using his experience in banking, executive leadership and operations to grow the tax, accounting and advisory firm with a national reach headquartered in Atlanta. Najjar started his career in banking after graduating from the University of Georgia. An Atlanta banking and business veteran, Najjar has held executive level leadership positions at SunTrust Banks Inc. He serves on the board of directors for The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and is a trustee emeritus for the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation and Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia.

Synovus Bank, a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, provides commercial and consumer banking in addition to a full suite of specialized products and services including private banking, treasury management, wealth management, mortgage services, premium finance, asset-based lending, structured lending, capital markets and international banking. Synovus has 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 TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.