Meet our team

Meet our team in Valdosta

Bill Cowart

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

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
Kevin Parks

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
Jim Powell

Jim Powell

Mortgage Loan Originator, Synovus Mortgage

Whether you’re buying your first home, refinancing to make renovations or purchasing the beach house that’s been your dream retirement home, Jim is the kind of knowledgeable mortgage lender you want at your side. He has won elite awards every year since joining Synovus Mortgage Corp. in 2007. In 2016, the national Mortgage Bankers Association honored him with a Gold Award for excellence in mortgage banking in Georgia. A Valdosta State University graduate, Jim has 39 years of experience in financial services.

Work in our community

  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
  • Past Board Member, United Way
  • Past Board Member, Boy Scouts
  • Honorary Commander, Moody AFB, Ga.
  • Past Board Member, American Heart Association
  • Graduate, Leadership Lowndes