Meet our team

Meet our team in Augusta

Jody Patton

Jody Patton

Market President

Jody has been a commercial banker in the Augusta area since 1994, with particular strengths in commercial real estate financing. A native of Tifton, he moved to Augusta First Bank & Trust with Tat Thompson in 2005 in order to expand our commercial banking services. Jody has been our community banking lead and manager since 2011. In 2015 he was honored as our Community Banking Employee of the Year. Simultaneously, Synovus named him to the Chairman’s Circle of Excellence award for his commercial banking achievements.

Work in our community

  • Board Member, Exchange Club of Augusta
  • Board Member, Builders Association of Metro Augusta
  • Board Member, Builders Political Action Committee (BPAC)
  • Member, Columbia County Coalition for Quality Government
Natalie Schweers

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)
Kevin Glass

Kevin J. Glass

Commercial Banking Manager

With over 20 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

  • University Hospital Advisory Board
  • CSRA Land Trust Board
Frank Lee

Frank Lee

Market Sales Leader

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)