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Synovus Financial Corp (SNV.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kessel Stelling

60 2012 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Blair

46 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Allen Gula

62 2011 Chief Operations Officer, Executive Vice President

Allan Kamensky

55 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

D. Wayne Akins

53 2014 Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer

Roy Copeland

48 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Community Banking Officer

Mark Holladay

61 2008 Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Kevin Howard

52 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Curtis Perry

54 2014 Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Banking Officer

Jeffrey Singleton

53 2007 Executive Vice President and President - Synovus Financial Management Services

Liliana McDaniel

52 2006 Chief Accounting Officer

Diana Murphy

60 2017 Director

John Stallworth

65 2017 Director

Catherine Allen

70 2011 Independent Director

Tim Bentsen

63 2014 Independent Director

F. Dixon Brooke

69 2017 Independent Director

Stephen Butler

66 2012 Independent Director

Elizabeth Camp

65 2003 Independent Director

Jerry Nix

71 2012 Independent Director

Harris Pastides

63 2014 Independent Director

Joseph Prochaska

66 2011 Independent Director

Melvin Stith

70 1998 Independent Director

Barry Storey

57 2013 Independent Director

Philip Tomlinson

70 2008 Independent Director

Robert May

2015 Sr. Director Investor Relations and Capital Management

Biographies

Name Description

Kessel Stelling

Mr. Kessel D. Stelling, Jr., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Synovus Financial Corp. Mr. Stelling is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Synovus. He has been Chairman since January 1, 2012 and Chief Executive Officer and President since October 2010, after serving as Acting Chief Executive Officer from June to October 2010 while Richard E. Anthony was on a medical leave of absence. Prior to that time and since February 2010, Mr. Stelling served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Synovus. From June 2008 until February 2010, Mr. Stelling served as the Regional Chief Executive Officer of Synovus’ Atlanta area market. Prior to that time, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of North Georgia, or BNG, a banking division of Synovus, having been appointed to that position in December 2006. Mr. Stelling founded Riverside Bancshares, Inc. and Riverside Bank in 1996 and served as its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer until 2006 when Riverside Bancshares, Inc. merged with and into Synovus and Riverside Bank merged with and into BNG. Prior to that time, Mr. Stelling worked in various management capacities in banking in the Atlanta region, having begun his career in the industry in 1974. Mr. Stelling holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South. He serves on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and on the board of Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, a public company, and one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity. Mr. Stelling also serves as the treasurer and as a member of the executive committee of the Financial Services Roundtable and as a director of several civic and non-profit organizations, including the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

Kevin Blair

Mr. Kevin S. Blair is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to that time, Mr. Blair served as Treasurer for SunTrust Bank. Prior to becoming corporate treasurer in 2015 at SunTrust and for 18 years, Mr. Blair served in various capacities with SunTrust, including director of SunTrust’s commercial specialty segment, chairman and chief executive officer of SunTrust’s Georgia/North Florida region, and in leadership roles in such areas as corporate strategy, line management, strategic finance and credit risk management.

Allen Gula

Mr. Allen J. Gula, Jr., is Chief Operations Officer, Executive Vice President of Synovus Financial Corp. Prior to joining Synovus and since 2003, Mr. Gula was an independent consultant and investor, consulting with private equity and venture capital firms on potential acquisitions and investments and serving on various corporate boards. From 2006 to 2007, he also served as the Executive Vice President, Business and Technology Operations at Greater Bay Bancorp, a public bank holding company acquired by Wells Fargo, and from 1999 to 2006, he served in various capacities at Franklin Resources, Inc., an investment management organization, including as the Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, Co-President and the Chief Information Officer. He began his financial services career with KeyCorp and held various leadership positions during his 17 years there, including Executive Vice President and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Key Services Corporation.

Allan Kamensky

Mr. Allan E. Kamensky serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Synovus Financial Corp, Prior to that time, Mr. Kamensky was a partner in the law firm of Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C., or PSSTF, in Columbus, Georgia, where his practice focused on banking, lending and real estate law, commercial transactions, workouts, loan sales, banking litigation, bank regulatory matters and zoning. He practiced law at PSSTF for approximately 16 years.

D. Wayne Akins

Mr. D. Wayne Akins, Jr., is an Executive Vice President, Chief Retail Banking Officer of the Company. Mr. Akins served as Chief Community Banking Officer. For seventeen years prior to that time, he held various other banking positions with Synovus Bank, including Regional Chief Executive Officer and Bank Division Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Akins has more than 28 years of experience in the banking industry.

Roy Copeland

Mr. Roy Dallis Copeland, Jr., is Executive Vice President, Chief Community Banking Officer of Synovus Financial Corp. From January 2011 to July 2014, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer. Prior to that time and since September 2008, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Synovus and before that, Mr. Copeland served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens First Bank, one of our banking divisions. Mr. Copeland also has led various banking departments in retail and commercial banking at CB&T, where he began his career in 1992.

Mark Holladay

Mr. Mark G. Holladay is Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of Synovus Financial Corp. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Holladay served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Synovus. From 1974 until 2000, Mr. Holladay served in various capacities with CB&T, including Executive Vice President.

Kevin Howard

Mr. Kevin Joseph Howard is Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of Synovus Financial Corp. Mr. Howard served as Senior Vice President and Credit Manager of Synovus from 2004 until September 2008 and as Senior Vice President of commercial real estate, correspondent and affiliate lending from 2000 until 2004. Mr. Howard joined CB&T as Vice President in 1993.

Curtis Perry

Mr. Curtis J. Perry was the Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Banking Officer of Synovus Financial Corp. Prior to that time and since July 2010, Mr. Perry served as the Chief Commercial Officer of Synovus. From 2006 until July 2010, Mr. Perry was an Executive Vice President at First Commercial Bank, one of our banking divisions. Prior to joining Synovus in 2006, Mr. Perry served in executive leadership at Wachovia Bank and SouthTrust Corporation.

Jeffrey Singleton

Mr. Jeffrey Barton Singleton is Executive Vice President and President - Synovus Financial Management Services of Synovus Financial Corp. Mr. Singleton joined Synovus in August 2005 and since that time, he has served in various capacities, including Senior Vice President and Manager of the investment banking and institutional brokerage groups. He was named President of Synovus Securities in February 2006. Prior to joining Synovus, He spent 16 years at SouthTrust Securities.

Liliana McDaniel

Ms. Liliana C. McDaniel is Chief Accounting Officer of Synovus Financial Corp. From 2001 until 2006, Ms. McDaniel was the Senior Vice President, Director of Financial Reporting at Synovus. From 1998 to 2001, she served as Synovus’ Vice President, Financial Reporting Manager.

Diana Murphy

Ms. Diana Mather Murphy is Director of the company. She is the Managing Director of Rocksolid Holdings, LLC, a private equity firm focused on small businesses and real estate in the Southeast. She is also currently serving her seventh year on the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association (“USGA”) and her second year as President of the USGA, having previously served as Treasurer and Vice President of the organization. In addition to these positions, Ms. Murphy chairs the USGA’s compensation committee and has focused on the organization’s strategic initiatives. From 2012 to 2015, Ms. Murphy was Managing Director of the Georgia Research Alliance Venture Fund, a private equity firm invested in early-stage technology and life science companies created out of the state’s research universities. She also served eleven years as the Managing Director of Chartwell Capital Management Company, a private equity firm located in Jacksonville, Florida, and fifteen years as the Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of The Baltimore Sun Company. Ms. Murphy currently serves as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Landstar System, Inc., a public company that provides integrated transportation management solutions worldwide (“Landstar”), and on its audit committee, compensation committee, nominating and corporate governance committee, safety and risk committee and strategic planning committee. She served as the Lead Independent Director of Landstar from 2012 to 2015. Ms. Murphy also serves as a director of CTS Corporation, a public company that designs, manufactures and sells a broad line of sensors, electronic components and actuators globally, chairing its nominating and governance committee and serving on its compensation committee. Ms. Murphy serves on a number of other boards, both private and charitable, including the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia and the advisory board of Synovus’ banking division in Brunswick, Georgia.

John Stallworth

Mr. John L. Stallworth is Director of the company. He is a partner of Genesis II, a family investment and philanthropic partnership, and the Chairman of the John Stallworth Foundation, a private foundation created in 1980 to provide college scholarships to students attending college in the state of Alabama. From 1986 to 2006, Mr. Stallworth was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Madison Research Corporation (“MRC”), a private company engaged in engineering services and technology support for the defense industry. Prior to its sale in 2006, MRC employed 650 employees, had annual sales of $75 million and operated in seven states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Mr. Stallworth is also retired from professional football, having played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 14 seasons. In 2002, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Since 2009, Mr. Stallworth has been a partial owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Catherine Allen

Ms. Catherine A. Allen is an Independent Director of Synovus Financial Corp. Ms. Allen is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Santa Fe Group, a consulting group founded in 1996, specializing in the management of strategic financial services and critical infrastructure projects and in providing advisory services to executive officers and boards of directors. The Santa Fe Group manages the Shared Assessments Program, with over 270 major corporate members concerned about third party risk management. From 1997 to 2007, she was the founding Chief Executive Officer of BITS, a sister organization to the Financial Services Roundtable, which worked closely with executives of the nation’s largest financial institutions on strategic issues, including payments strategies, risk management, emerging technologies, e-commerce, vendor risk, privacy, cyber security, counter terrorism, and security. At BITS, Ms. Allen also worked closely with the regulatory community and testified on Capitol Hill often on these issues. From 1989 to 1996, she held several executive positions at Citicorp in the retail, bankcard and corporate technology divisions and represented Citicorp in creating and chairing the Smart Card Forum, a multi-industry standards group. Prior to Citicorp, she was an executive in electronic publishing at Dun and Bradstreet. Ms. Allen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, and an ABD in International Business from George Washington University. She currently serves on the board of El Paso Electric Company, a public company specializing in utilities, where she chairs its security committee and is a member of its energy and natural resources committee, nominating and governance committee, and public affairs committee.

Tim Bentsen

Mr. Tim E. Bentsen is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bentsen is a former audit partner and practice leader of KPMG LLP, a U.S.-based global audit, tax and advisory services firm, a position he retired from in 2012. Over his 37 years with KPMG, he served as an audit partner for numerous banks and other financial services companies and served in a variety of leadership roles, including Southeast Area Managing Partner and Atlanta office Managing Partner. Mr. Bentsen also served on national leadership teams for the financial services and audit practice as well as on the firm’s national Operations Committee. In addition, he served as an account executive for many of the largest audit and non-audit clients in the Southeast where he had extensive involvement with audit committees and served as the lead partner for tax and advisory services including risk, regulatory, internal audit and operational services for a Top 10 U.S. bank. Mr. Bentsen has been a frequent speaker on corporate governance matters across the country and served in a leadership role for KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute and as an organizer and faculty member for the University of Georgia’s Directors’ College for over ten years. He is a faculty member at the J.M. Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia and an independent member of the board of trustees and audit committee of Ridgeworth Funds, a mutual fund complex. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University and has completed the Partner Development Program at Harvard University. Mr. Bentsen is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute and Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. His extensive audit and accounting experience in the financial services industry coupled with his corporate governance, risk management and financial acumen enhances the Board’s knowledge in these areas.

F. Dixon Brooke

Mr. F. Dixon Brooke, Jr., is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Brooke is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a privately owned company based in Birmingham, Alabama with a diverse range of business, including information services, publishing and digital media, outdoor products, real estate, manufacturing and general services, with operations in 23 countries and with approximately $2.7 billion in annual revenues. Mr. Brooke served as President and CEO of EBSCO for over eight years and served in various other leadership capacities during his 40 years of service with the company. Mr. Brooke currently serves as Chairman of the Board of First Commercial Bank, or FCB, a banking division of Synovus, and has served on the FCB board since its inception over 30 years ago. Mr. Brooke also serves as a director of EBSCO and McWane, Inc. and as a director of such non-profit boards as the Alabama Wildlife Federation, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Boy Scouts of America, Central Alabama Council. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Auburn University. Mr. Brooke’s extensive business acumen, executive leadership and his long-term experience and understanding of our banking organization provide the Board with a valuable resource related to corporate strategy and risk management.

Stephen Butler

Mr. Stephen T. Butler is Independent Director of Synovus Financial Corp. Mr. Butler is the Chairman of the Board of W.C. Bradley Co., a private consumer products and real estate company, a position he has held since 2008. Prior to that time and for 21 years, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of W.C. Bradley Co. where he was responsible for the oversight and development of the company’s mass market home and leisure product businesses through acquisitions and new product introductions and the development of various real estate projects throughout Columbus, Georgia. In addition to his leadership role on the W.C. Bradley board, Mr. Butler currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Columbus Bank and Trust, or CB&T, a banking division of Synovus, and on the boards of various civic and non-profit companies, including St. Francis Hospital, Inc. and The Bradley-Turner Foundation. He attended Vanderbilt University and Columbus State University and completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program. Mr. Butler’s extensive leadership experience with a diversified company enhances the Board’s understanding of corporate strategy, compensation practices and risk management, among other things.

Elizabeth Camp

Ms. Elizabeth W. Camp is Independent Director of Synovus Financial Corp. Ms. Camp is President and Chief Executive Officer of DF Management, Inc., a private investment and commercial real estate management company, a position she has held since 2000. Previously, Ms. Camp served in various capacities, including President and Chief Executive Officer, of Camp Oil Company for 16 years. Before its sale in 2000, Camp Oil developed and operated convenience stores, truck stops and restaurants in nine states. Ms. Camp’s background also includes experience as a tax accountant with a major accounting firm and an attorney in law firms in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Ms. Camp holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a law degree from the University of Georgia, as well as a master’s degree in taxation from Georgetown Law Center. Ms. Camp is a current director or trustee on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Woodruff Arts Foundation, University of Georgia Foundation, the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Vice Chair of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and the Boy Scouts Council of Atlanta. She is also an independent member of the board of directors of Genuine Parts Company, a public company engaged in the distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials, where she serves on its audit committee. Previously, Ms. Camp served as a director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia from 1992 to 2001. Ms. Camp’s background as an executive officer and her expertise in accounting, tax and legal matters provides expertise in management and auditing, as well as leadership skills to our Board.

Jerry Nix

Mr. Jerry W. Nix is an Independent Director of Synovus Financial Corp. Mr. Nix is the former Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genuine Parts Company. Prior to retiring in March 2013, Mr. Nix served as Chief Financial Officer for over 13 years and served in various other capacities with Genuine Parts before that time, including Senior Vice President—Finance. In addition to serving as a director of Genuine Parts, Mr. Nix serves on various civic and non-profit boards, including Young Harris College, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority, John and Mary Franklin Foundation and Boy Scouts of America. Prior to joining Genuine Parts in 1978, Mr. Nix was an auditor with Ernst & Young and a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Nix has bachelors’ degrees from both Mississippi State University and the University of Florida. Mr. Nix’s extensive financial and accounting experience with a large diversified public company provides the Board with a great resource in the financial, accounting, risk management, and investor relations areas.

Harris Pastides

Dr. Harris Pastides is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Pastides is the President of the University of South Carolina, a position he has held since August 2008. From 2003 to 2008, Dr. Pastides served as vice president for research and health sciences and dean of the Arnold School of Public Health and as executive director of the South Carolina Research Foundation. He joined the University of South Carolina in 1998 as dean of the School of Public Health and as a professor of epidemiology. Dr. Pastides played a key role in the establishment of Health Sciences South Carolina, a consortium of the state’s research universities and leading hospital systems, and an integral part in the development of Innovista, the university’s 500-acre innovation and research district. Prior to joining the University of South Carolina, Dr. Pastides held various positions at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for over 13 years, including professor of epidemiology and chairman of the department of biostatistics and epidemiology. In addition to serving on the advisory board of one of our banking divisions, NBSC, he has served on a number of professional organizations and civic boards, including the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities, S.C. River Alliance, the Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education and EngenuitySC. He also serves as Chairman of the NCAA Division 1 Board of Directors. He received a master’s in public health, a master’s of philosophy degree in epidemiology and his doctorate degree from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Albany, State University of New York. Dr. Pastides is a former Fulbright senior research fellow and has received numerous other professional awards and recognitions for his research work.

Joseph Prochaska

Mr. Joseph J. Prochaska, Jr., is an Independent Director of Synovus Financial Corp. Mr. Prochaska is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of MetLife, Inc., a public insurance and financial services company, a position he held from 2005 until his retirement in 2009. From 2003 to 2005, he served as MetLife’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. From 1992 to 2003, Mr. Prochaska served in various executive leadership positions at Aon Corporation, including Senior Vice President and Controller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aon Group, Inc. and President of Aon’s Financial Services Group. From 1975 to 1992, he served in various executive leadership positions at Shand, Morahan & Co., Inc. and Evanston Insurance Company, including Chief Financial Officer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, Mr. Prochaska’s background includes experience with a major accounting firm in Chicago, Illinois as a certified public accountant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Prochaska currently serves on the board of several private companies and is a member of the audit committee for one of these companies. He has also received the designation of a Governance Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Prochaska’s extensive accounting experience in the financial services industry, his integral involvement in the day-to-day accounting and risk management practices of large global public companies and his compensation and insurance expertise provide our Board with a valuable resource.

Melvin Stith

Dr. Melvin T. Stith, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Synovus Financial Corp. Dr. Stith is the Dean Emeritus of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and served as Dean from 2005 until July 2013. Prior to becoming Dean at Syracuse, Dr. Stith was the Dean and Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration at Florida State University for 13 years. He has been a professor of marketing and business since 1977 after having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Command and achieving the rank of Captain. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State College and a master’s degree in business administration and a Ph.D. in marketing from Syracuse University. Dr. Stith currently serves on the board of Flowers Foods, Inc., a publicly held baked foods company, where he serves on the compensation committee and corporate governance committee, and the board of Aflac Incorporated, a publicly held, Fortune 500 supplemental insurance company, where he serves on the audit and risk committee and its corporate governance committee. He has also served on the boards of various private companies and is a current or past director of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honorary society for business schools, the Jim Moran Foundation, the Graduate Management Admissions Council, Keebler Foods Company, Rexall Sundown, Inc. and Correctional Services Corporation. Dr. Stith’s leadership skills in consensus-building, risk management and executive management and his financial acumen add an important dimension to our Board’s composition.

Barry Storey

Mr. Barry L. Storey is an Independent Director of Synovus Financial Corp. Mr. Storey is the Principal of BLS Holdings Group, LLC, an Augusta, Georgia-based company with the primary focus of managing a portfolio of retail real estate properties and various alternative assets. Prior to January 2015, he was the Founding Partner of Hull Storey Gibson Companies, LLC, a retail acquisition and development real estate company founded in 1992 that owned and operated over 13 million square feet of retail strip centers and enclosed mall properties in the Southeast. Prior to 1992, Mr. Storey worked as a project manager in the Mall Development Division for CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. and as a real estate leasing manager for NTS Development Corporation. He has extensive real estate expertise and experience in many of the markets in which we serve. Mr. Storey holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, is a trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation and the Chair of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. Mr. Storey serves on numerous civic and professional boards of directors, as well as on the advisory board of AFB&T, one of our banking divisions. His extensive experience in real estate acquisition, development and management and his background in the markets in which we serve provides our Board with significant insight, particularly as we continue to refine and execute our growth and expense reduction strategies for the future.

Philip Tomlinson

Mr. Philip W. Tomlinson is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Tomlinson is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of TSYS, a publicly held global payments processing company. Prior to his retirement as Chief Executive Officer of TSYS in 2014 and his retirement as Chairman of the Board in 2015, Mr. Tomlinson served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of TSYS for eight years. From 1982 until 2006, Mr. Tomlinson served in various capacities with TSYS, including Chief Executive Officer and President. From TSYS’ incorporation in December 1982, Mr. Tomlinson played a key role in almost every major strategy that has shaped TSYS’ development. Mr. Tomlinson is a former member of the Financial Services Roundtable and a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South. Mr. Tomlinson serves as a director of TSYS and as an advisory director of CB&T and is also a member of the Georgia Economic Development Board and other charitable and civic organizations’ board of directors. As the former CEO and Chairman of a large public company, Mr. Tomlinson provides valuable insight and guidance on the issues of corporate governance, strategy, risk management and investor relations, particularly as to his expertise and understanding of the current trends within the financial services industry and as to his diverse relationships within the financial services community.

Robert May