Corporate Leadership

Elizabeth W. Dukes
Chief Strategy Officer

Experience:
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. 

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

Affiliations:

  • South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants

Honors:

  • 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.