Meet our team

Meet our team in Cartersville

Scott Preston

J. Scott Preston

Market President

Scott began his banking career as a Commercial Lender after earning his MBA in 1991. After serving in lending and leadership roles, he joined the Synovus Corporate office in Columbus working in various capacities including product development, credit administration and treasury management. In 2015, Scott joined the Synovus Northwest Georgia Division as Executive Vice President and COO at Citizens First Bank. Scott lives in Rome with his wife, Jennifer and their two children, Emily and Jackson. 

Work in our community

  • Chairman, Chamber of Commerce
  • Board member, Rome Floyd Development Authority
  • Board member, Shorter University
  • Board member, Network Day Center
  • Board member, Free Clinic of Rome
  • Member, Leadership Rome, Class of XXXIV
  • Member, Economic Development Committee, Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Rome First Baptist Church
  • Banking on Downtown, Rome Downtown Development Authority
patrick murphy

Patrick Murphy

Commercial Banking Manager

Commercial Banking Manager Patrick Murphy has been with Synovus since 2017 and has more than 14 years of banking experience. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Berry College, where he studied Business Administration with a concentration in finance. He and his wife Laura have two sons. In this free time, he enjoys traveling, fishing, watching college football, and coaching his son’s sports teams.

Work in our community

  • Member, Bartow County Rotary Club
  • Member, Cartersville Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Graduate of Leadership Bartow Class of 2018
  • Board member, Bartow Against Drugs
  • Member of Tabernacle Baptist Church