Meet our team

Meet our team in Statesboro

Darron Burnette
Darron Burnette

Division CEO

A lifelong banker, Darron began his career at the age of 16 while working with Bank South in Atlanta, and has never looked back. Born and raised in Georgia, he is not only a leader within our Synovus community, but an award-winning champion of community involvement throughout our region.

Work in our community

Board Member, Coastal Georgia Alzheimer's Association

Member, Rotary Club of Statesboro

Secretary, Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation

Co-Chairman, South Main Revitalization, Statesboro

Chad Wiggins
Chad Wiggins

Market President

Chad began his banking career more than 20 years ago. Throughout these decades of service, Chad has held myriad positions, ranging from those in Credit Analysis to Consumer/Small Business lending to Commercial banking lending. In addition to gleaning knowledge from his diversified roles within the bank, Chad has participated in trainings, certifications and educational opportunities to further his skills and deliver a richer banking experience to our customers. This dedication is evident through his participation in the Synovus Leadership Institute, Synovus Commercial Credit Certification, Synovus FACTS School and the Management Trainee program.

Work in our community

Downtown Rotary of Statesboro – President

Goodwill of Coastal Empire – Board Member and Finance Chair

Connection Church – Board Member

Statesboro High School Quarterback Club – President

Statesboro High School Baseball Booster Club – President

John Roach
John Roach

Senior VP
Commercial Lender

A tenured banker, John has over 15 years’ experience in the banking industry. For six of those years, he diligently served as Market President for Renasant Bank. In August 2016, John joined Synovus, where he now imparts his extensive banking knowledge through helping customers as a Commercial Lender. John is dedicated to his work and to helping customers achieve their financial goals by connecting them to products that are optimal for their needs. He currently works at the Statesboro South Main branch, where he serves our customers with dedication and care.

Work in our community

Member of Statesboro Rotary Club

Leadership Bulloch Alumni - 2007

Past Board Member of Statesboro Downtown Development Authority

Kim Brannen
Kimberley (Kim) Brannen

Senior VP, Manager Private Client Group

After working with a regional bank for five years, Kim began her illustrious career at Synovus as a Commercial Lender in 1997. Dedicated to better serving the expanding needs of her clients, Kim received her Series 7 Stockbroker License, her Series 66 Investment Advisor License, and her license to sell Annuities, Life and Health Insurance in 2000. That same year, she launched the Private Banking division in Statesboro. In March 2007, the bank's Professional Center opened, boasting a dedicated team of professionals, including private bankers, a trust advisor, investment advisors, and a financial planner. Kim is currently a Senior Vice President and serves as the Manager of the Private Client Group. Through her continued dedication to excel and better serve our clients, Kim has received many awards and accolades, including Synovus Chairman’s Circle of Excellence Award recipient, President’s Award for Service from the Statesboro- Bulloch Chamber of Commerce, and the Synovus James D. Yancey Customer Covenant Award.

Work in our community

The Tyson Foundation – President

Board of Directors for CSRA Business Lending – Member

Leadership GBA – Former President

The Statesboro Service League – Former President 2015

Joseph’s Home for Boys Executive Committee

Board of Directors for the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce – Member  

Board of Directors for Leadership Bulloch – Member

Youth Leadership Bulloch – Founding Member