Meet our team

Meet our team in Myrtle Beach

Rachel Whitley

Rachel M. Whitley

Commercial Market Lead, North Myrtle Beach

For Rachel, banking is integral to a community’s development. “Large and small businesses and non-profit organizations would have a very difficult time operating, if it weren’t for the fundamental role that banks play as suppliers of capital, holders of deposits, and providers of solutions for financial intermediation.” She knows what she’s talking about – she’s worked for Synovus for 44 years to help customers in the Coastal Region of S.C. make things happen. Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South Carolina @ Coastal Carolina College, completed graduate studies at Webster University, and graduated from the School of Banking at Louisiana State University. She has been recognized as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and has received a S.C. Senate Resolution in Recognition of her dedication and involvement in the local community. Her hobbies are golf and refurbishing old furniture.

Work in our community

  • Local Advisory Council for Santee Cooper
  • Regional Board of Directors for the Red Cross
  • Past Chairman of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member of the Waccamaw Mental Health
  • Banking Advisory Board Member for the Fortune Academy
  • Past Chairman of the Eastern SC RMA Group
  • United Way Volunteer

Wayne Gray

Commercial Market Lead, Myrtle Beach

Wayne joined Synovus in 2017 and brought with him more than two decades of banking experience. A native of Myrtle Beach, Wayne attended Presbyterian College and received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He loves helping business owners and families achieve financial success and enjoys working with Synovus because of the company’s commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves.

Wayne has three adult children, and in his free time, he like sports, history, reading, and engaging with the Myrtle Beach community. In 2008, he was named the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.

Work in our community

  • Chairman of the Board, Eastern Carolina Housing Organization
  • President, North South Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Allstar Football Game
  • Member, Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach
  • Radio Broadcaster, Myrtle Beach High School Football
  • Former Myrtle Beach City Councilman

Tiffany Crawford

Retail Market Lead

Tiffany Crawford joined Synovus in 1998 as a teller and is currently the Retail Market Leader responsible for the Myrtle Beach area, which includes the Founders Centre, North Myrtle Beach, and Loris branches.  Tiffany graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2006 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is also a graduate of South Carolina Bankers School. She has been recognized as a top sales producer for Synovus, and she was awarded a Synovus Customer Covenant Award in 2017.  If you ask Tiffany what she likes best about her job, she would say she loves serving her customers and keeping them happy. She loves working for a company that values people and relationships.

Tiffany is married and has two stepsons. In her leisure time, she enjoys catching up with friends and family, shopping and watching the Investigative Discovery channel.

Work in our community

  • Chicora Rotary Club