Meet our team

Meet our team in Anderson

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
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
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