Meet our team

Meet our team in Thomasville

Lee "Ty" Turner

Market President

Ty has been with Synovus for his entire 30 plus-year banking career, beginning as a teller at in Americus. After holding positions in commercial lending and market management, he was named to his current position in 2011. Outside the office, Ty’s favorite activities are golfing and spending time outdoors with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys hunting, hiking and fishing out West, especially in Montana. He’s a fan of the North Dakota State Bisons and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Work in our community

  • Finance Chairman, Archbold Memorial Hospital Foundation Board
  • Treasurer, Thomasville Music and Drama Troupe
  • Board Member, Thomasville Antique Show
  • Graduate, Leadership Georgia
  • Board Member, Georgia Bankers Association
  • Banking School Instructor, Georgia Bankers Association
  • Past Board Member, Thomasville’s Team 2000 for Economic Development
  • Board Member, Georgia Southwestern State University Foundation
  • Past Board Member, Middle Flint Rural Development Committee
  • Past Area Chairman, Ducks Unlimited
  • Past Finance Chair, Americus Kiwanis Club
  • Past Area Chair, March Of Dimes

Brad Johnson

VP, Commercial Loan Officer

Brad has been with Synovus Bank his entire 20-year banking career. Having held many positions through the years, Brad currently serves as a Commercial Lender, having a wide range of financial experience from cash management to lending solutions for consumers, commercial firms, agricultural and agribusinesses, and non-profits. Away from the office, Brad enjoys time spent with his wife and two sons traveling and attending sporting events. Brad is an avid outdoorsman, and golfer. Since joining Synovus in 2001, Brad has taken pleasure in meeting the needs of his customers and community. He has volunteered as a YMCA youth sports coach for the past 20 years, served as Race Director of the Boston Mini-Marathon since 2000, and has been a member of the Thomasville Exchange Club for 20 years. He and his family are members of Thomasville First Methodist Church.

Work in Our Community

  • Chairman Boston Downtown Development Authority
  • Board Member Boston Housing Authority
  • Board Member and Past President, Thomasville Exchange Club
  • Board Member, Chairman of Arts & Crafts, Deep South Agricultural Fair Association
  • Thomas County Central Booster Member
  • Treasurer Boy Scout Troop #306 – Thomasville
  • Assistant Coach Blackhawks Elite 9 travel baseball team

Janet Dean

Retail Market Manager

At Synovus since 2008, Janet M. Dean has almost 30 years of banking experience. The married mother of two is extremely familiar with Southwest Georgia, as she was born in Camilla and has lived in Cairo since 1992. While she thought she was going to become a nurse as a child, she instead ended up in banking and found herself helping people in a different way than she originally thought she would. “Banking has been such a rewarding career and I have found that Synovus is not like any other institution I have worked for,” she says. “The way Synovus supports and cares for its team members and customers is what drives me to be the best Retail Market Manager I can be,” she says. “I love making connections with our customers who become more like family.” When not working she enjoys hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors and near water. She holds a Gold Certificate from Ignite Leadership as well.

Work in our community

  • Treasurer, National Wild Turkey Federation, Thomas/Grady County Chapter

Jessica Edwards

Retail Market Manager

Jessica joined the team at Synovus in 2018. She leverages her 15 years of financial services experience to lead her team and provide expert guidance to her clients. Jessica sees Synovus's role in the community as a good neighbor — with the opportunity to help people find financial success through education and tailored support.

A mother of three, in her free time, Jessica enjoys activities with her kids and friends, traveling, arts and crafts, playing cards, and time by the pool.

Education and Licensures

  • B.B.A. Marketing, Mercer University
  • Georgia insurance licenses for Life, Accident, Health, Property, and Casualty

Awards and Affiliations

  • Past Member, BNI Red Hills Business Exchange
  • Past Chair, Decatur County Cub Scouts
  • Member, Licensed Banker Million Dollar Council