Meet our team

Meet our team in Augusta

Jody Patton

Division CEO

A native of Tifton, Jody joined Synovus in Augusta in 2005 and has nearly three decades of banking experience, including commercial lending, new business development, sales management, recruiting, training, and team building. In 2015 he was honored as our Community Banking Employee of the Year and named him to the Chairman’s Circle of Excellence award for his commercial banking achievements. He served as Synovus’ Augusta market executive from January 2018 until July 2021, when he was appointed as Northeast Georgia CEO. Jody is a graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, where he was also a four-year letterman in basketball.

Work in our community

  • Board Member, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta
  • Board Member, CSRA Business Lending
  • Board Member, American Heart Association’s Heart Ball

Kevin J. Glass

Market President

With more than 25 years of experience in banking, Kevin has a background in commercial, private wealth, and retail banking. Kevin joined Synovus in 2017 because he wanted to return home to his roots in Augusta. He chose Synovus because “I wanted a bank with a solid reputation, products I needed to compete in the market, and a delivery platform that our customers would appreciate.” Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of South Carolina Aiken and completed the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. An avid outdoorsman, in his free time Kevin enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and kayaking. He lives in the Augusta community with his wife, Leslie, and their three children.

Work in our community

  • Board Member and Treasurer, Christ Community Health
  • Community Board Member, University Hospital Foundation
  • Executive Committee, American Red Cross of East Central Georgia

Natalie Schweers

Senior Vice President, Investments

With an extensive background in banking, investments, and law, Natalie joined Synovus in 2017 because she “wanted to work with a company whose primary focus was providing expert financial advice while always placing the needs of the client first.” And the values of Synovus aligned with her own values perfectly. A Georgia native, Natalie earned her bachelor’s degree and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia. In her free time, Natalie likes to golf, garden, and travel — hobbies she enjoys sharing with her husband, Tom.

Work in our community

  • University Hospital Board of Directors
  • Augusta Symphony Board of Directors
  • Morris Museum of Art Board of Directors
  • Richard B. Russell Foundation Trustee
  • UGA Honors Program Board of Directors (past)
  • SafeHomes of Augusta Board of Directors (past)
  • Augusta Bar Association Executive Committee (past)
  • Salvation Army Board of Directors (past)
  • Sacred Heart Board of Directors (past)
  • Junior League of Augusta Board of Directors (past)
  • Augusta Ballet Board of Directors (past)
  • Augusta-Richmond County Library Trustee (past)

Frank Lee

Mortgage Banker

Frank joined Synovus in 2016 and brings over 30 years of experience in banking to the Augusta market. His passion is “helping a family acquire their dream home when they think it is not possible.” A renowned leader, Frank has won Gold Awards from the Mortgage Bankers of Georgia for 18 consecutive years. Frank earned his bachelor’s degree from Francis Marion University and currently resides in Augusta with his wife and their twin sons.

Work in our community

  • State President for the Mortgage Bankers of Georgia (2012–2013)
  • President of Augusta Mortgage Bankers (2008)