Meet our team

Meet our team in Valdosta

Bill Cowart

Market President

Bill is a proven leader in our company and in the Valdosta market, having served customers in the Lowndes County area for the past 40 years. After leading two other Valdosta banks, he joined Synovus in 2003 as a senior commercial banker. Bill’s strong relationships with customers and deep ties to this community make him an ideal leader. A Valdosta State University alumnus, he takes special interest in helping to promote student enrichment and athletic excellence at VSU.

Work in our community

  • Board Member, Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County
  • Board Member, Valdosta State University Foundation
  • Advisory Board Member, Langdale College of Business Administration, Valdosta State University

Frank McTier

Executive VP, Commercial Lending

A native of Valdosta, Frank has been involved in customer financing since 1987, when he began his banking career as a commercial credit analyst. He gained experience in business development, collections, consumer lending and commercial lending as well as branch management before joining us in 2002. A strong advocate of community involvement, he has helped guide many local nonprofit organizations.

Work in our community

  • Board Member and Past President, Valdosta North Rotary Club
  • Board Member, Valdosta City Schools Foundation
  • Past Board Member, American Cancer Society
  • Past Board Member, American Heart Association
  • Past Board Member, Child Advocacy Center
  • Past Board Member and Treasurer, Habitat for Humanity
  • Graduate, Leadership Lowndes

Keven Parks, AAMS®

VP, Financial Consultant
Licensed Insurance/Annuity Agent
Synovus Securities, Inc.

Keven has 32 years of experience in the securities industry, the past 17 of them in her native Valdosta. In addition to her standing as a Synovus Securities consultant with Series 7, 63 & 65 licenses, she has obtained the AAMS  (Accredited Asset Management Specialist) designation from the College of Financial Planning and is a licensed insurance agent in Georgia and Florida. These credentials enable her to offer professional financial planning, investment management, retirement planning, college planning and risk management solutions to our customers.

Work in our community

  • Advisory Board Member, Valdosta State University Financial Trading Center, Langdale College of Business
  • Past Trustee, Valdosta State University Foundation
  • Past Chairperson, Triple Crown Hometowns, Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board Member, Theater Guild Valdosta

Garrett Copeland

Executive VP, Commercial Lending

A Valdosta native and second-generation banker, Garrett brings more than two decades of experience to his role serving commercial clients in his hometown and throughout Lowndes County. A graduate of Valdosta State University, where he studied speech communication and public relations, Garrett cares deeply about enhancing the reputation Synovus has built across the state of Georgia, the Southeast and beyond. He and his wife, Emily, are active members of Park Avenue Church and have three children, Pierce, Charlie and Kate.

Work in our community

  • Board member, Scintilla Charter Academy
  • Member, Southern Georgia Regional Commission Loan Board
  • Past president, Azalea City Civic Club