Meet our team

Meet our team in Florence

John Griggs

John C. Griggs, III

Market President,
South Carolina Central Region

A native South Carolinian, John joined Synovus after earning his bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. He is also a graduate of the South Carolina Bankers School, and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. In 2017, John received two key honors; he was named Outstanding Young Banker for 2017 by the South Carolina Bankers Association, and he was selected by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce as the Young Professional of the Year. When he isn’t working, John enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, and watching Gamecock football.

Work in our community

  • Immediate Past Chair, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Board
  • Past Chair, SC Bankers School
  • Board Member, Palmetto Health Foundation
  • Board Member, Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, City Center Partnership
  • Board Member, USC Alumni Association Richland Lexington Chapter
Keith Buckhouse

Keith W. Buckhouse

Market President, Florence

In his 31 years as a banker, Keith has always focused on providing his customers with exceptional customer service. This commitment to helping clients with their financial needs means he is also helping them grow and prosper in the local community. Keith graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Finance. He is married with three adult children; his hobbies include golf, music and being an avid college football fan.

Work in our community

  • Treasurer- Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce
  • Board member-Florence Civic Center Commission
  • Board member-Florence West Rotary Club
  • Past President-Florence West Rotary Club
  • Past Chairman-Florence Civic Center Commission
  • Past Treasurer-St. John’s Church
  • Past Chairman-Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman-Pee Dee Area Red Cross
  • Past Board member- News Journal Advisory Board
Chuck Garnett

C.W. "Chuck" Garnett

Division CEO

Born in Columbia and raised in Charleston, Chuck knows South Carolina from the mountains to the coast—a fitting background for the leader who oversees our statewide presence. He began his banking career in 1984 and joined NBSC (now known as Synovus) in 1993. Over the years, his responsibilities have expanded from Upstate Regional Executive to Division CEO. “At Synovus,” Chuck says, “our bankers believe in giving back to their communities as well as playing a role in helping their communities grow and prosper.” He’s a perfect example of this philosophy in action.

Work in our community

  • Member, South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence Review Board
  • Board Member and Executive Committee, Central Carolina Economic Development Alliance
  • Board Member and Executive Committee, Midlands Business Leadership Group
  • Board Member and Executive Committee, SC Economics
  • Board Member and Finance Committee, SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Foundation
  • Board Member, SC Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Transitions
  • Board Member, SC Business & Industry Political Education Committee
  • Trustee, USC Business Partnership Foundation
  • Board of Visitors, University of South Carolina
  • Member, Palmetto Business Forum
Boyd Jones

Boyd Jones

Executive VP
Director Middle Market Banking

A South Carolina banking veteran, Boyd joined NBSC (now known as Synovus) in 1991. He is responsible for supervising our commercial and industrial lending, a role that allows him to help businesses and organizations statewide to expand and grow. Located in Columbia, Boyd is also an active community leader with extensive local and regional involvement.

Work in our community

  • Board Chairman, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Benedict College
  • Chairman, USC Educational Foundation
  • Board of Advisors, Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina
  • Past Chairman, City Center Partnership
  • Member, South Carolina Bankers Association
  • Past Member, South Carolina Business Industry Political Education Committee
  • Past Board Member, Boy Scouts of America (Indian Waters Council)
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Tyler Hudson

Director, Commercial Real Estate

Tyler joined Synovus in 1997, and over the years has worked in a variety of roles. Originally from Kentucky, he earned a bachelor’s in Political Science and Business Administration from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. In 2011, Tyler was named Outstanding Young Alumnus from his alma mater, and was recognized by the South Carolina Bankers Association as Outstanding Young Banker.

Married with three sons, he enjoys golf, outdoor activities, and watching his sons play sports.  

Work in our community

  • Junior Achievement of Greater SC Board
  • South Carolina Business Hall of Fame Chair
  • The River Alliance Board of Directors
  • Columbia Development Corporation- Executive Committee
  • Downtown Presbyterian Church – Elder
  • SC Independent Colleges and Universities Board – Retirement Planning Committee