Meet our team

Meet our team in Dalton

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
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Patrick Townsend

Commercial Banker

Patrick Townsend has 43 years of experience in banking and finance, 19 of which have been with Synovus. He has attended West Georgia College, the Georgia Commercial Lending School, and the University of Wisconsin School of Banking, and he received the Synovus Chairman’s Circle of Excellence award in 2017. A native of Murray County, Georgia, he loves working at Synovus because of the company’s emphasis on team members and family. He is married with two daughters and one granddaughter.

Work in our community

  • Rotarian
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Board member, NWGA Regional Library
  • Former board member, Cross Plains Community Partnership
  • Former volunteer coach for 9-10 youth