D. Wayne Akins
Chief Community Banking Officer
Akins began his career with Synovus at Sea Island Bank as a Commercial Lender in 1988. After serving in leadership roles at other financial institutions, he returned to Sea Island Bank in 1997 as President and Chief Executive Officer. He was named Chief Retail Banking Officer in October 2014 and Chief Community Banking Officer of Synovus in December 2018.
- Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics, University of Georgia
- Masters in Business Administration, University of Georgia
- Consumer Banking Association Graduate School of Bank Management, University of Virginia
Akins has served on numerous charitable and civic organizations including University of Georgia Alumni Association Board of Directors, Leadership Georgia, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Southeastern Region Board of Directors.
- James H. Blanchard Leadership Award, 2011
Summary of Responsibilities
Akins’ responsibilities include retail and small business banking, commercial banking, commercial deposit and payment sales, deposit and credit card products, banking and card risk management, private wealth management, and consumer lending teams.