Meet our team

Meet our team in Spartanburg

Dixon Harrill
Dixon Harrill, Jr.

Upstate Region

Market President

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.

Fred Williams
Frederick G. Williams

Market President, Spartanburg

Fred has a unique perspective on his role as a banking market executive. “My products are financial services, but my business is people,” says Fred. As a banker for 34 years, Fred has helped companies and customers with their financial needs, which has allowed him to become their trusted advisor. Fred earned his bachelor’s from Presbyterian College and is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of South Carolina, additionally he is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Commercial Lending School. Fred is married and has three adult sons; his hobbies are golf, walking, and reading.

Work in our community

Kiwanis Club of Spartanburg

South Carolina Association of CPA’s

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Past Distinguished President of the Spartanburg Kiwanis Club

Past Board Member and Treasurer of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

Past President of the Spartanburg Touchdown / Tip Off Club

Past Fundraising Chairman of the Arts Council of Spartanburg
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

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Tyler Hudson

Director, Commercial Real Estate

Tyler joined Synovus in 1997, and over the years has worked in a variety of roles. Originally from Kentucky, he earned a bachelor’s in Political Science and Business Administration from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. In 2011, Tyler was named Outstanding Young Alumnus from his alma mater, and was recognized by the South Carolina Bankers Association as Outstanding Young Banker.

Married with three sons, he enjoys golf, outdoor activities, and watching his sons play sports.  

Work in our community

Junior Achievement of Greater SC Board

South Carolina Business Hall of Fame Chair

The River Alliance Board of Directors

Columbia Development Corporation- Executive Committee

Downtown Presbyterian Church – Elder

SC Independent Colleges and Universities Board – Retirement Planning Committee

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

Senior Director of Private Wealth

South Carolina

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 South Carolina's Senior Director of Private Wealth, Sam supports 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