Meet our team

Meet our team in Monroe

Meredith Malcom
Meredith Malcom

Market President

A native of Savannah, Meredith is a graduate of The University of Georgia and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. She began her banking career in 1992 at The Tokai Bank, Ltd. Atlanta Agency where she served as a Japanese Corporate Loan Officer. After moving to Monroe in 1997, she joined NBWC (now Synovus) where she has since served for 20 years in the roles of treasury management representative, retail bank executive, commercial banker, and most recently as a community executive. She has been an active member of Walton County Chamber of Commerce serving as chair of many committees and as Chairman of the Board in 2013. She is a past president of Monroe Junior Service League and has served on the boards of the United Way of Walton County, The McDaniel Tichenor House, the Walton County Historical Society and the Monroe Art Guild.

Work in our community

Past Chairman of Board, Walton County Chamber of Commerce

Past Board Member, Walton County Chamber of Commerce

Public Affairs Committee, Georgia Bankers Association

Chairman of the Board, Leadership GBA

President, Monroe Junior Service League

Board of Trustees, Graduate of School of Banking at LSU

Alumna, Leadership Georgia and Leadership Walton

Advisory Board Member, Clearview Regional Medical Center

Member, Monroe Rotary Club

Vice Chair, City of Monroe Downtown Development Authority

Jeff Collins

Retail Market Manager


With 18 years in the banking industry, Jeff understands the importance of strong relationships with his clients. As a market leader, he uses his expertise to help current and prospective customers achieve their immediate banking needs as well as their long-term financial goals. In addition to helping his clients, he’s committed to helping our community by volunteering with United Way of Walton County.

Work in our community

United Way of Walton County

Kiwanis Club Monroe 

Leadership Walton Class of 2012

Johnny Martin
John E. Martin, Jr.

Professional & Executive Banker

A native of Statesboro, Georgia, Johnny was very familiar with the local Synovus bank there. In fact, in 2005 he was one of the honorees at the bank’s annual banquet for local high school graduates. “From that point on, I knew there was something special about Synovus,” says Johnny. “When I graduated from Georgia Southern University with my bachelor’s degree in Finance, I knew I wanted to work there!” Now eight years later, after working at the Synovus locations in Statesboro, Athens and Monroe, he appreciates that deep relationships between business leaders and their bankers can make a big difference in the local community. Johnny and his wife have two young sons. He is active in his church, and enjoys hunting, fishing and being “best friends” with their Golden Retriever.

Work in our community

Kiwanis Club Monroe

Walton County Chamber Ambassador

Community In Schools Board Member

St. Mary’s Young Professional Advisory Board Member

Leadership Walton Class of 2018

Board Member, Empty Stocking Fund of Walton County

Ann Underwood

Retail Market Manager

Ann has been with Synovus since 1997, when she worked as the Loganville Retail Market Manager. After spending a few years in Alabama, she has returned to Walton County as the new Retail Market Manager in Monroe.

Work in our community

Past President, Loganville Kiwanis Club

Graduate, Leadership Walton

Committee Work, Walton County Chamber of Commerce

Stuart Smith
Stuart N. Smith

Commercial Banker

Stuart joined Synovus in Monroe with eight years of credit, lending and banking relationship management experience. For him, banking is about more than just providing financial solutions, “it’s about giving back to our local communities with our time and by investing in the local markets we serve.” A Georgia native, Stuart earned his bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Georgia and his MBA from Georgia Southern University. He and his wife, and their son, live in Monroe, where he enjoys spending time with his family, watching UGA football, playing golf and reading.

Work in our community

Loganville Kiwanis Club – Vice President/Board Member

Leadership Walton Class of 2019

Member, United Way of Walton County