Meet our team

Meet our team in Anderson

Dixon Harrill
Dixon Harrill

Market Executive, South Carolina Upstate Region


With more than 35 years of banking experience, Dixon joined Synovus in 2017 to lead the upstate region of South Carolina, including the Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson markets. “Right here in our communities, we take care of people, families, and companies by helping them meet their financial needs,” says Dixon. “We have such great people and a great culture here.”


Dixon earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Furman University, and he’s also a graduate of the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma and the Graduate Banking School at Louisiana State University. A native of South Carolina, Dixon is thankful to call this area “home.” He lives in Greenville with his wife, and they have four children. In his free time, Dixon enjoys spending time on the lake with his family.


Work in our community

Board Member, Cancer Society of Greenville County

Benefactor Chair, Rose Ball

Member, Greenville Chamber of Commerce

Former Board Member, Poinsett Club

Former Board Chair and CRE Committee, March of Dimes

Kevin Futrell

Community Banking Executive, South Carolina Division


Originally from Virginia, Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree from Charleston Southern University, and his MBA from the University of South Carolina. Since joining Synovus in 1992, he has been fascinated with “the opportunity to learn about a lot of businesses and industries, and to help these business owners’ achieve their financial goals.”

Married with two children, Kevin’s hobbies include bowling, golf and fishing.

Work in our community

Risk Management Association – Greater Charleston SC Chapter President (1998-99)

Risk Management Association – Carolinas/Virginias Regional Chapter President (2007-08)

Risk Management Association – RMA/ECU Commercial Lending School Treasurer (2006-Present)

North Charleston United Methodist Church – Treasurer & Finance Chair (2010-2016)

Charleston Southern University – Board of Visitors (2006-2012)

Amanda Whisnant
Amanda Whisnant

Retail Market Manager


A banker for over 13 years, Amanda joined Synovus in 2017 to lead the retail and business banking efforts in Anderson, South Carolina. “I’m excited to be part of Synovus, a bank that truly values its deep roots in hometown banking,” Amanda says. “Immediately I could tell the leadership here has a strong focus on cultivating a family atmosphere and delivering a personal touch.”

 

A long-time resident of South Carolina, Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree from the South Carolina Bankers School of Business Management. In her free time, Amanda leads a busy life with her husband, Chad, and their four children. Amanda and Chad are both active volunteers with the March of Dimes and at their local church.

Work in our community

Clemson Area Chamber Board of Regents

Anderson Chamber Member

School Improvement Council member

Pendleton Area Business Council, Past Chair

United Way Bank Representative, 2006-2016

March of Dimes Spokes Family 2015

March of Dimes Campaign Leader

March of Dimes Ambassador Family

WIB member

Chuck Garnett
C.W. "Chuck" Garnett

Division CEO


Born in Columbia and raised in Charleston, Chuck knows South Carolina from the mountains to the coast—a fitting background for the leader who oversees our statewide presence. He began his banking career in 1984 and joined NBSC (now known as Synovus) in 1993. Over the years, his responsibilities have expanded from Upstate Regional Executive to Division CEO. “At Synovus,” Chuck says, “our bankers believe in giving back to their communities as well as playing a role in helping their communities grow and prosper.” He’s a perfect example of this philosophy in action.

Work in our community

Member, South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence Review Board

Board Member and Executive Committee, Central Carolina Economic Development Alliance

Board Member and Executive Committee, Midlands Business Leadership Group

Board Member and Executive Committee, SC Economics

Board Member and Finance Committee, SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Foundation

Board Member, SC Chamber of Commerce

Board Member, Transitions

Board Member, SC Business & Industry Political Education Committee

Trustee, USC Business Partnership Foundation

Board of Visitors, University of South Carolina

Member, Palmetto Business Forum

Boyd Jones
Boyd Jones

Executive VP

Director Middle Market Banking


A South Carolina banking veteran, Boyd joined NBSC (now known as Synovus) in 1991. He is responsible for supervising our commercial and industrial lending, a role that allows him to help businesses and organizations statewide to expand and grow. Located in Columbia, Boyd is also an active community leader with extensive local and regional involvement.

Work in our community

Board Chairman, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Board Member, Benedict College

Chairman, USC Educational Foundation

Board of Advisors, Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina

Past Chairman, City Center Partnership

Member, South Carolina Bankers Association

Past Member, South Carolina Business Industry Political Education Committee

Past Board Member, Boy Scouts of America (Indian Waters Council)