Meet our team

Meet our team in Dothan

Lamar Loftin
Lamar Loftin

Market President

This lifelong banker’s greatest reward is helping individuals and organizations of all sizes to achieve their dreams and objectives—a new house, a new enterprise, business expansion, an education, a farm, a car or boat—along with participating in the growth and development of fellow team members as they progress in their careers. In his free time, Lamar enjoys “anything my grandson wants to do.”

Work in our community

Treasurer and Founding Board Member, Friends of Fort Rucker
Member, Association of the United States Army


Phillip Wilkes
Philip Wilkes

Senior Executive VP & CCO

Since beginning his banking career more than 30 years ago, Philip has actively helped local individuals and businesses to thrive, first as a branch manager, later as a commercial lender, and now as a chief credit officer. He likes to supplement important family time with the occasional golf game. “Each round offers great challenges, teaches integrity and quenches a competitive thirst,” he says. 

Work in our community

Board Member, Wiregrass Economic Development Corporation
Board Member, Enterprise Industrial Development Board
Past Board Member, Enterprise Chamber of Commerce


Kerri Deshazo
Kerry Deshazo

VP, Private and Executive Banking

A resident of Dothan and a native of the Wiregrass, Kerri helps develop financial solutions for commercial and professional clients, from physicians to industrial firms. Her own professionalism has made her an award-winner here at Synovus. Kerri is a CrossFit enthusiast who also enjoys family road trips in the Tennessee mountains.

Work in our community

Graduate, Leadership Dothan
Loaned Executive, Wiregrass United Way
Member, Dothan Area MGMA


Chad Meeks
Chad Meeks
Retail Market Manager

An Enterprise native, Chad joined us in 2005 and now heads the Synovus branch in his hometown. His dedication to helping our community prosper includes providing care for those who need extra help. A former golf professional, Chad also makes time to coach baseball and other youth sports.

Work in our community

Board Member, Enterprise Chamber of Commerce 
Board Member, ESCC Foundation
Board Member, South Central Alabama Mental Health Board
Secretary, Enterprise Rotary Club
Past Chairman and Board Member, Wiregrass Economic Development Corporation
Past Board Member, Enterprise Home Builders Association

Tara Baker
Tara Baker

Branch Manager

A banker for more than 20 years, Tara manages our Ozark branch. She’s a true champion, not only helping to meet people’s financial needs but assisting needy children in the community. A recent project: working with her team members to collect and donate nearly 1,000 bottles of water to the Boys & Girls Club of Ozark.

Work in our community

Board Member, Ozark Chamber of Commerce
Loaned Executive, Wiregrass United Way
Member, Ozark–Dale County Economic Development Corp.
Volunteer, Dale County Schools “Backpacks for Blessings” program