Meet our team

Meet our team in Huntsville

Beth Sippel

Market President

A lifelong banker, Beth is also a leader in volunteering her experience to help make our community stronger. “I can’t think of a better place to raise my family,” she says. In recognition of her many years of community service, she received our William B. Turner Humanitarian Award in 2012.

Work in our community

  • Executive Committee Member, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Women’s Economic Development Council
  • Former Board Chair, United Way of Madison County
  • Former Board Chair, WBCNA
  • Board Member, Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Member, Committee of 100

Susan Griffin

Senior VP
Private Wealth Management

With more than 25 years of experience in banking services, Susan has a comprehensive grasp of clients’ financial needs and how to meet them. She loves the Huntsville area, and when not involved in helping community organizations, she can often be found on a tennis court.

Work in our community

  • Board Member, Broadway Theater League
  • Board Member, Huntsville Tennis Board of Control
  • Board Member, Community Free Clinic
  • Member, Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville
  • Sustaining Member, Junior League of Huntsville

Trent Clark

Senior VP
Community Banking Manager

Trent joined Synovus in 2007 and serves as Huntsville's senior vice president and community banking manager. "I love working with my clients to help strategize a plan for what's best for their business regarding their banking needs. I consider myself an extended part of their team as a trusted financial partner." Trent holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Alabama and an MBA from the University of North Alabama. He is also a graduate of Alabama Banking School. Outside the office, Trent volunteers at his church as a drummer and, for fun, enjoys working out, golfing, mountain biking, and spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and their two children.

Work in our community

  • Chair and Treasurer, Better Business Bureau of North Alabama, 2020
  • Treasurer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama, 2015
  • Advisory Board, Huntsville Botanical Garden, 2023
  • Member, Downtown Huntsville Rotary Club, 2023
  • Leadership Huntsville Connect Class 11, 2012
  • United Way Leader on Loan, 2011