Meet our team

Meet our team in Columbus

Heath Schondelmayer

Heath Schondelmayer

Market President

An Augusta native, Heath has called Columbus home for the past 19 years. He joined CB&T in 1997, and over the years has earned a diploma from Georgetown University’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking, an MBA at Columbus State University and designation as a registered mortgage broker. With this background in banking and business, he’s well prepared to assist affluent clients with wealth management, home ownership and business planning needs. Outside the office, Heath is an active contributor to the community. He has helped lead fundraising campaigns for United Way and the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, as well as supporting the Upatoi Polo Cup and the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens.

Work in our community

  • Board Member and Past President, Boys & Girls Club
  • Board Member, The Development Authority Volunteer
  • Peach Little League Volunteer
  • Brookstone School Volunteer
  • Muscogee County Juvenile Drug Court

Jason Connally

Private Wealth Director

Jason is a 30-year banking veteran who completed his studies in Finance at Columbus State University. A Columbus native, he began his career at Synovus as a teller/retail banker. Impressed with the company’s high standard of customer service and care, Jason rejoined Synovus in 2012 after time away. “I take pride that Synovus has remained true to its roots and remembers its primary focus – fostering deep relationships with our clients.”

When he’s not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his family — wife Kimberly, daughters Miller and Lainey, and sons Jack and Peyton. He also enjoys playing tennis and pickleball, hiking and working in his yard, as well as watching Atlanta sports teams and the Auburn Tigers.

Work in our community

  • Former Board Member and Finance Chair, Hospital Authority of Columbus
  • Former Board Member and Finance Chair, Historic Westville
  • Former Board Chair, Georgia Head Start Program-Childcare Network, Columbus

Derek Mann

Commercial Banker

A team member at Synovus since 2006, Derek Mann calls Columbus his hometown, where he has lived since elementary school. He appreciates that Synovus is in business to create lasting relationships. “It is those relationships with customers and fellow team members that motivate me to get up and go to work each day to take 100% responsibility for meeting the needs of each customer,” he says. That, combined with the customer covenant and Synovus’ company culture that has influenced his life in so many ways, both at work and at home. He graduated summa cum laude from Columbus State University, where he also received his MBA. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons, with most of his free time taken up by time outside with them and on the ball field.

Work in our community

  • Coach and volunteer, Peach Little League
  • Board member, Uptown Columbus, Inc.
  • Board member, Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation
  • Board member, Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education (past)
  • Leadership Columbus, Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce (past)
  • Alumni Association board member, Columbus State University (past)
  • Board member, Better Business Bureau of East Alabama, West and Southwest Georgia (past)
  • Major Firms Division Chair, United Way (past)
  • Vice Chair and volunteer, Chamber of Commerce Total Resource Campaign (past)