Meet our team

Meet our team in Spartanburg

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

Jennifer Cash

Private Wealth Advisor

A graduate of the University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Banker’s School, Jennifer Cash has worked in banking for over three decades. Her experience includes insurance, consumer banking, mortgage lending and underwriting, as well as commercial lending and private wealth. With Synovus for almost 20 years, she currently uses her experience to expertise to develop and manage complex and integrated relationships through a variety of avenues.

Work in our community

  • Board member, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
  • Board member, Uptown Sertoma Club
  • Board member, Junior Achievement of Update South Carolina
  • Board member, United Way of the Piedmont
  • Executive board member, United Way Women Giving Society
  • Graduate, Leadership Spartanburg
Dixon Harrill

Dixon Harrill, Jr.

Market Executive
South Carolina Upstate Region

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.

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