Meet our team
Meet our team in Pensacola
James Edward "Eddie" Norris III
Eddie is a native of middle Georgia, born and raised in Columbus. Soon after graduating from Columbus State, he joined Columbus Bank & Trust as an assistant branch manager. Named a senior vice president in 1992, he was serving as the Columbus bank’s senior manager of commercial real estate when he became market president. Since then Synovus has honored him with the James H. Blanchard Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate the best use of leadership and interpersonal skills such as teamwork, communication, and coaching. Outside the office, Eddie enjoys hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He and his wife Kerry have five sons from 11 to 27 years old.
Work in the middle Georgia community
Board Chairman-Elect and Past Campaign Chair, United Way of Central Georgia
2015 Campaign Chairman, United Way of Central Georgia
2014 Campaign Chairman, United Way of Central Georgia
2012-2016 Baseball Coach, Perry Junior League
2014 Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce Board
Executive VP, Commercial Banking Manager
Alan is a rarity: a seventh-generation Pensacolian. A graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, he started his career 18 years ago as a Middle Market banker at SouthTrust Bank in Birmingham. Ten years ago he returned to Pensacola as a commercial banker at Wells Fargo Bank, covering the Florida Panhandle. Since joining Synovus in 2015, he has worked with our business and commercial clients in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. In his free time Alan enjoys traveling, exercising and sports.
Work in our community
Board Chair, YMCA
Board Member and Treasurer, Fiesta of Five Flags
Board Member, Pensacola State Foundation
Member and Past President, Five Flags Rotary Club
Board Member, Sacred Heart Health System
Jon DoddsExecutive Vice President, Commercial Banking
Jon Dodds joined Synovus in 1980 and has more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry. As an EVP in Commercial Banking, Jon enjoys helping his clients reach their financial goals.
Jon earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Columbus State University, and he also completed the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. In his free time, Jon enjoys hunting and fishing in the great outdoors.
Work in our community
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (since 2012)
Karen BurkeSenior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor
Karen joined Synovus in 2017 and has 35 years of banking experience. She was drawn to Synovus because of the excellent culture and the customer covenant. “I serve our clients as a proactive and trusted financial advisor by providing private banking, lending, and depository services, and I also provide risk management, asset management, wealth transfer, and financial planning,” Karen says.
Karen earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in finance from Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky. In her free time, Karen enjoys playing with her grandchildren, lounging on the beach, boating, and traveling.
Work in our community
Board of Trustees, Pensacola Opera
Member, Impact 100
Member, Pensacola Women’s Association
Certification, Florida Department of Insurance Life, Accident and Health
Registered Representative, Synovus Securities, Inc.
Investment Advisory Representative, Synovus Securities, Inc.
Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™, College of Financial Planning
Certified Wealth Strategist – CWS®, Cannon Financial Institute
Keith BeckhamExecutive Vice President
With over 30 years of banking experience, Keith is passionate about helping both consumers and businesses achieve their financial goals. In 2009, Keith joined Synovus as a commercial lender. Today, as agricultural commercial banking manager, his responsibilities include oversight of the agricultural loan portfolio, aiding the bank’s agricultural lenders, and staying ahead of current trends in the agricultural sector. This allows him to help others achieve their financial goals.
Keith earned a BS and an MA in agricultural economics from Auburn University, and he also completed the Graduate School of Banking at LSU and Southeastern Agricultural Lending School at Clemson. To relax, Keith enjoys hunting, fishing, farming, and piloting.
Work in our Community
AIB, BAI, GBA, CBAG, ABA, AYB, CBAA, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Past Director, Community Bankers Association of Alabama
Past Board Member, Chamber of Commerce, Carroll County, GA
Past Board Member, Chamber of Commerce, Screven County, GA
Past Board Member, Chamber of Commerce, Auburn, AL
Past Commissioner, Carroll County, GA Planning and Zoning
Past Board of Appeals, Carroll County, GA Planning and Zoning
Past Director, Rotary Club Dothan
Past Director, Rotary Club Perry
Past Board and President Elect, Sertoma Club of Villa Rica
Past Board Member and Secretary, Kiwanis Club of Auburn
Past Board Member, Screven County High School Athletic Boosters
Past Drive Chairman, United Way, Auburn, AL
Past Drive Chairman, American Heart Association, Opelika, AL
Past Instructor, Junior Achievement, GA, AL, KY