Meet our team

Meet our team in South Carolina

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

Boyd Jones
Boyd Jones

Executive VP

Director Middle Market Banking


A South Carolina banking veteran, Boyd joined NBSC (now known as Synovus) in 1991. He is responsible for supervising our commercial and industrial lending, a role that allows him to help businesses and organizations statewide to expand and grow. Located in Columbia, Boyd is also an active community leader with extensive local and regional involvement.

Work in our community

Board Chairman, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Board Member, Benedict College

Chairman, USC Educational Foundation

Board of Advisors, Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina

Past Chairman, City Center Partnership

Member, South Carolina Bankers Association

Past Member, South Carolina Business Industry Political Education Committee

Past Board Member, Boy Scouts of America (Indian Waters Council)

 

Sam Baxter
Sam Baxter

Central Region

Market President


Central Region leadership team
 

During Sam’s 34-plus years as a banker, he’s served clients and industries in locations from the Upstate to coastal South Carolina. As market president of our central region, Sam is responsible for Synovus offices in Columbia, Lexington, Camden, Sumter, Florence, Manning and Bishopville counties. He also dedicates time and expertise to a wide range of community activities.

Work in our community

Finance Committee Member, United Way of the Midlands

Member, Palmetto Society, United Way of the Midlands

Member, South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association

Member, University Associates, University of South Carolina

Member, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Member, Junior Achievement

Volunteer, Harvest Hope Food Bank

Volunteer, March of Dimes

 

Tyre Moore
Tyre Moore

Coastal Region

Market President


Coastal Region leadership team
 

Tyre has more than 35 years in the financial services industry in the Carolinas and Virginia, with experience in new business development and sales management. Tyre has a wealth of personal knowledge of low country industries and economic development opportunities in the Charleston market. As market president of our coastal region, Tyre is responsible for Synovus offices in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Beaufort and Horry counties.

Work in our community

Supporter, Academic Magnet High School

Supporter, East Carolina Education Endowment Fund

Dixon Harrill
Dixon Harrill, Jr.

Upstate Region

Market President


Upstate Region leadership team
 

Dixon joined Synovus with more than 35 years of experience leading regional, state, and multi-state banking teams upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina. He is a graduate of Furman University, National Commercial Lending School at University of Oklahoma, and Graduate Banking School of the South at Louisiana State University.