Meet our team

Meet our team in Warner Robins

Ron Weigle
Ronald R. Weigle II

Market President

Ron joined Synovus in August 2017 as the market leader for Middle Georgia. “Math was always one of my favorite subjects, and in college my goal was to learn as much as I could about finance and what makes businesses successful,” says Ron. After graduating with a BBA and a minor in Finance from Georgia College & State University, he became a banker. Now 17 years later, Ron has worked with hundreds of business owners to understand the nuances of their businesses and to become their strategic financial partner. Ron and his wife live in Warner Robins; they have two children.

Work in our community

United Way of Central Georgia, Board Member

Robins Regional Chamber, Board Member

Rotary Club of Warner Robins, President-elect

Jim Manley
Jim Manley

Market Executive

A lifelong banker, Jim joined Synovus in August 2017 with more than 28 years of banking experience serving communities in Georgia. Jim’s focus is leading a regional banking team and bringing the Synovus brand to the Macon community, helping both individuals and businesses throughout middle Georgia prosper and reach their full potential.

Jim earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and his MBA from Georgia Southern University. He and his wife, Kathryn, live in Macon with their two sons, where Jim is committed to being an active contributor in the local community through a variety of service-oriented activities.

Work in our community

Board Chairman and Annual Campaign Chairman, United Way of Central Georgia

Director and Grants Committee Chairman, Community Foundation of Central Georgia

Director, NewTown Macon

Director, Business Committee, MedCen Foundation

Director and Membership Committee Chairman, Macon Rotary Club

Director, Treasurer, and Total Resource Campaign Vice Chair, Macon Bibb Chamber of Commerce

Director, Secretary, and Priceless Gifts Campaign Chairman, Macon Area Habitat for Humanity

Trustee and Treasurer Elect, Stratford Academy

Director, Middle Georgia Regional Commission

Brian Joiner
Brian J. Joiner

Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banker

With a background in accounting and bank auditing, Brian joined Synovus in 2010 and quickly worked his way into a commercial banking role. “I enjoy building long-lasting relationships with people and businesses, and getting to see what makes businesses run,” Brian says. “I get to have a front-row seat to watch these businesses grow, and I enjoy helping them with that growth.”

A native Georgian, Brian was raised in Warner Robins, where he still lives and works today. Brian earned both his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and his MBA from Georgia Southern University. He is also a certified public accountant. When he’s not working, Brian enjoys hanging out with his wife (his high-school sweetheart), watching the Atlanta Falcons, playing basketball, and reading.

Work in our community

Board Member, Robins Region Chamber of Commerce

Member and past Director, Civitan Club of Warner Robins

Graduate, Leadership Robins Region

Andy Thompson
Andy Thompson

Commercial Lender III, Agricultural Banker

Andy joined Synovus in 2018, bringing nearly 10 years of banking experience to our team in middle Georgia. He also has a background in agriculture, having studied agronomy at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Andy joined Synovus because “I saw an opportunity to serve the interests and needs of the agricultural community that I’m deeply passionate about,” he says. “I love helping farmers and agri-businesses achieve their goals, and Synovus has given me the tools and environment to do that.”

Andy is a native of middle Georgia, born in Byromville and currently residing in Vienna, where he lives with his wife and two children. When he’s not helping area farmers and local businesses with their financial needs, Andy enjoys hunting, fishing, and boating — just about any outdoor activity. 

Work in our community

Dooly County Farm Bureau – Former Board Member

Shooting Sports for Caner – Former CFO

Melinda Bowen
Melinda Bowen

Market Sales Leader
Synovus Mortgage

When Melinda joined Synovus Mortgage in 2001, she brought five years of experience as a Realtor with Fickling & Co. and 12 more as executive assistant for the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce. She’s also a native of the Warner Robins area—all of which adds up to an unusual degree of local expertise and understanding. Melinda specializes in Conventional, VA, FHA and USDA loans (purchases, refinances, and new construction). She’s always ready to go the extra mile to serve a customer, and takes special pleasure in helping them improve their credit score and correct credit report mistakes. Melinda enjoys spending time with her husband, Eddie (also a Loan Originator at Synovus with 30 years experience), their two sons, two daughters and seven grandchildren. Her hobbies include gardening, golf, cooking and crafts.

Work in our community

Member & Past Board Member, Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce

Member, Perry Chamber of Commerce

Past Member, International City Civitan Club

Past Board Member, Air Force Association (Middle Georgia Chapter)

Member, Central Georgia Board of Realtors

Board Member, Flint River Fuller Center

Member, HomeBuilders Association

Chris Kinnas
R. Chris Kinnas, Jr.

Vice President, Investments
Synovus Securities, Inc.

Born in Houston County and raised in Macon, Chris is a lifelong Georgia resident and a graduate of the University of Georgia. He has worked in the financial services industry as a financial advisor for nearly 20 years because “I always liked finance and numbers, and this has been a great career to help others plan for the future.” Outside the office, Chris enjoys playing golf, reading, traveling, and watching his children play sports.

Work in our community

Member and Past President, Perry Rotary Club

Chairman, Perry Housing Authority

Past Chairman, Leadership Perry

Golf Team Coach, Westfield Schools