Q: Tell us about yourself and your role with Synovus.
I’m a lifelong banker and currently the Huntsville market president for Synovus Bank. I’ve been with Synovus for nearly 19 years. I spend my days collaborating with our talented team to help our clients achieve their financial goals and reach their full potential. Our family relocated to this community 20 years ago, and it’s truly our home. So here’s a fun fact about me: Four generations of our family now live in Madison County, ranging in age from 2 to 89!
Q: What have you gained through your partnership with HREGI?
We’ve served the Huntsville/Madison County area for nearly 40 years, and we are committed to providing an exceptional banking experience to help business owners and their companies thrive. Being an investor in HREGI helps us see how our community is growing overall, and it also gives us the ability to preview what’s coming. Through our investment, we also have the opportunity to meet companies who are new to the Huntsville area and offer support to them as they grow.
Q: Lessons learned from volunteering with the Chamber?
I’ve been volunteering with the Chamber for nearly two decades. I’m currently serving on the executive committee as the vice chair of HREGI. I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside so many staff and volunteer leaders over the years and have learned valuable leadership lessons from so many. I’ve always had a win-win mentality, and volunteering with the Chamber allows me to experience and learn from that type of collaboration every day.
Q: What is your advice to members who might be considering investing in HREGI?
I’m incredibly proud of our HREGI investment and the impact that commitment has had on our community. Investing in HREGI advances the future growth of Huntsville/Madison County. If you’re considering investing in HREGI, talk to other investors and me about the benefits, such as sharing your input about critical business issues facing our region and strategic networking opportunities.
This article appears in the April 2023 issue of Initiatives magazine, a publication of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber.