Meet our team

Meet our team in Florence

Hugh Blanton

Commercial Banker

For Commercial Banker Hugh M. Blanton, 13 years in banking and financial services has led to him finding a new home at Synovus. With a Bachelor of Science in financial management and real estate from Clemson University, he’s well-equipped to handle his clients’ needs. Married to his high school sweetheart with three children, he also enjoys golfing, music, fishing, and sports.

Involvement in our community:

  • Graduate, Leadership Florence (2012-2013)
  • Board chair, Harvest Hope Advisory Council (2019-2021)
  • Member, Florence Rotary Club
  • Member, fellows in education, a joint program offered by The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, the Florence One School District and The School Foundation (2019-2020)
John Griggs

John C. Griggs, III

Market Executive
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

Jarred Overcash

Regional Retail Sales Manager
South Carolina

Jarred joined Synovus in 2018 bringing 20 years of banking experience with him. He earned a Business Administration and Management degree from the College of Charleston, where he also played baseball. Jarred is motivated by building effective relationships with everyone in the industry, whether competitor, customer, peer, team member, direct report or prospect. He has been successful at coaching his team to a high performance of helping customers reach their financial goals. When not working, Jarred enjoys fishing, family beach trips and supporting his 4 daughters’ athletic activities.

Work in our community

  • Graduate of Leadership Charleston 2014
  • Graduate of the SC Bankers School 2019
  • Series 6 & 63 licensed and SC Life and Health
  • Volunteer and Supporter, United Way Organizations
  • Member, Charleston Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, College of Charleston Enactus
  • Volunteer and Supporter, American Cancer Society
  • Volunteer Baseball Coach Bishop England High School 2001-2004
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