Kevin Blair to join Synovus as new CFO
Mr. Blair currently serves as corporate treasurer of SunTrust Banks.
Prior to becoming corporate treasurer in 2015 and for the past 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.
He began his financial services career at Signet Bank in Richmond, Virginia in 1995. Mr. Blair currently serves on the board of directors for the Bank Administration Institute (BAI) and the Atlanta Area Council for the Boy Scouts of America.
He was previously a director on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board, where he also served as the vice chair of the Tax and Finance committee, as well as on the board of America’s Second Harvest for the Coastal Region.
Mr. Blair earned a bachelor's degree in Management and Economics from James Madison University and an MBA from George Washington University. He succeeds Tommy Prescott, who announced his retirement earlier this year after nearly 30 years of service. ■
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