Corporate Leadership

D. Wayne Akins
Executive Vice President
Chief Retail 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 Community Banking Officer of Synovus in December 2011, and Chief Retail Banking Officer in October 2014.

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


  • Board of Directors, Southeast Region, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Ex-Officio Director, Statesboro-Bulloch County, Georgia Development Authority, Inc.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Akins’ responsibilities include sales, service, and product delivery across the Synovus footprint, focusing especially on consumer and business banking, card and merchant services and branch network while partnering on the development of the company’s overall strategy.