Meet our team

Meet our team in Atlanta

Allen Barker

Division CEO

Allen’s professional responsibilities have multiplied greatly since he started out with us in 1997 as a commercial banker. Today he’s responsible for managing our business development and commercial, retail and private wealth activities in metro Atlanta and Northwest Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and LSU Graduate Banking School. In his free time, he’s fond of a round of golf and traveling with family and friends.

Work in our community

  • Advisory Board Member, Allied Financial Corp.
  • Board Member, Roswell Economic Development and Tourism, Inc.
  • Former Board Member, Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA
  • Co-Chair, North Metro Miracle League Carl Black No Limits Classic Golf Tournament
  • Former Board Member, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Board Member, North Metro Miracle League

Matt McClure

Market Executive
Northeast Atlanta

Matt has been with Synovus since 2010 and has more than two decades of banking experience. He believes that banking at its core has historically been about providing financial and advisory support to local businesses, individuals and organizations, which leads to stronger and more stable communities. He holds a B.A. in English, and he is a graduate of the Stonier Banking School and Wharton Business School Leadership Program. Matt is a long-time resident of Forsyth County with his wife and three children. In his free time, he enjoys camping, cooking, and coaching baseball and softball.

Work in our community

  • Board Member, Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member and Treasurer, Forsyth Community Clinic
  • Board Member, Forsyth County Park and Recreation
  • Former Board Member and Board Chairman, United Way of Forsyth County
  • Former Board Member and Board Chairman, Leadership Forsyth
  • Forsyth County Baseball/Softball Coach

Charles M. Barnwell

Market President
Northwest Atlanta

A life-long banker, Charlie has more than 35 years’ experience helping businesses and individual with their financial needs. He joined Synovus in 2011, “because I was familiar with members of the management team, and respected their management philosophies and style.” A Georgia native, Charlie earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Georgia. Married with four children, when he isn’t working he enjoys working in his yard and attending sporting events.

Work in our community

  • Board Member Cobb Chamber Foundation
  • Board Member/Treasurer Cobb Community Foundation
  • Former Board Member of Cobb Library Foundation
  • Member of the Government Relations Committee Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Cory Jackson

Market Executive
Central Atlanta

Cory is also very involved in the local Atlanta community and serves on the boards of the Shepherd Center and the National Flag Football League of Atlanta. The Shepherd Center is a hospital specializing in medical treatment, research, and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. The National Flag Football League of Atlanta is a premier flag football league that offers individuals of the LGBTQIA community, across all genders, an opportunity to meet and compete without fear of discrimination.

Work in our community

  • National Flag football league of Atlanta: 2014-Present
  • Advisory Board, Shepherd Center: April 2017-Present
  • Advisory Committee Member, Atlanta Regional Commission: 2015-2016
  • Founding Member, Advance Atlanta: April 2015-December 2017