Meet our team

Meet our team in Americus

Buddy Guth
Evan B. Guth III

Market President


While he was in college and working part-time, Buddy decided he wanted to be banker to help people realize their dream of owning a business. Now more than 38 years later, Buddy is still committed to ensuring the residents in his hometown Americus and Sumter County receive exceptional banking services. A graduate of Georgia Southwestern College and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, Buddy has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Synovus Wings Award for Top Sales Producer 2008, Synovus Winner’s Award 2007, and President’s Award for Excellence 1997. When he isn’t working, Buddy enjoys spending time with his wife and two grown daughters, golfing, and working in his yard.

Work in our community

Middle Flint Workforce Development Board Member

SGTC Jets Booster Club Board Member

Griffin Bell Golf Links Advisory Board

Americus Rotary Club Past President and Honorary Member

Past Americus & Sumter County Salvation Army

Past Sumter County Unit of American Cancer Society

Past Easter Seals of Southwest Georgia

Past United Way of Sumter County

Past Southland Academy Foundation Board

Tami Duke
Tami Duke
Retail Market Manager

Tami knows her hometown, Americus, very well. Not only has she lived here her whole life, but she has worked for the bank for more than 29 years; first as a teller, then as a personal banker, a loan assistant, assistant to the president, and now as branch manager. When she isn’t helping customers with their banking needs, Tami enjoys painting, gardening, and cooking.

Work in our community

Member Calvary Episcopal Church

Volunteer, The Mustard Seed House

Americus Junior Service League

Patricia Whitaker
Patricia L. Whitaker
Lead Relationship Banker

Tricia was born and raised in Americus, and has been in the banking industry since 1973. As the area has steadily grown over the years, she has worked with a range of customers, helping them with their financial needs and making a difference in their lives. Tricia completed Retail Banking School in 2012. She enjoys spending time with her family, working in the yard, and reading.

Work in our community

Member Central Baptist Church

Member Financial Service Committee, Central Baptist