Corporate Leadership

Kevin J. Howard
Executive Vice President
Chief Credit Officer

 

Experience:
Howard began his career at Synovus when he joined Columbus Bank and Trust as Vice President in 1993.  In 2000, he was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Commercial, Correspondent, and Affiliate Lending.  He was named Senior Vice President of Credit for Synovus in 2004.  In 2006, he began leading the project of building out Synovus’ Commercial and Industrial Lending Strategy. Howard was named Chief Credit Officer in September 2008 and named an Executive Officer of Synovus in January 2010.

Education:
B.S. Finance, University of Alabama
Commercial Lending Graduate School, University of Oklahoma 

Affiliations:

  • Board of Directors, Metro Columbus YMCA


Summary of Responsibilities:
Howard’s responsibilities include oversight of the Loan Loss Reserve, the asset quality of the balance sheet, loan administration, and all loan policies.  In addition, his responsibilities include Underwriting, Credit Training, Credit Approval, Special Assets, and communication with bank analysts and rating agencies.