Corporate Leadership

Elizabeth K. Dukes
Chief Strategy Officer

Dukes began her banking career with Synovus in 2003 as Director of Accounting and Financial Analysis. Before joining Synovus, she served as the Director of Finance for the BI-LO Center Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. Dukes also worked as a Senior Accountant in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services Division of Ernst & Young in Greenville, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. She was promoted to Senior Director of Banking in 2011, and to her current position in 2014. 

B.A., Business Administration and Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, Presbyterian College, 1996
Synovus Leadership Institute, 2009


  • South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants


  • Recipient, 2011 Jim Blanchard Leadership Award

Summary of Responsibilities:
As Chief Strategy Officer, Dukes works with all business lines, as well as the Executive and Finance teams, to develop, revise, and implement the company’s strategic plan;  identify and assess growth and business development opportunities; partner with business unit leaders to quantify return on investment of recommended business development projects; and monitor ongoing profitability.