Ronald H. Francis, Chairman of the Board.
has over 45 years' experience in banking.
From 2008 until 2011 he served as First Landmark Bank's President and Chief Executive Officer.
In 2011 he became Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and in 2013 he became Executive Chairman.
Upon his retirement from banking in March 014, he became non-executive Chairman.
Previously, Mr. Francis served as Vice Chairman of Bank of North Georgia from 2004 until 2006.
From 1989 until 2004, Mr. Francis served as President and CEO of Charter Bank & Trust Co. and from 1994 until 1999 he served as President ad Chief Financial Officer of Charter Bank & Trust's holding company Merit Holding Corporation.
Merit Holding Company
was acquired by Synovus
in 1999, and Charter Bank
merged with Bank of North Georgia
, another Synovus affiliate, in 2004.
has a long history of community involvement.
He serves as Chairman of United Arts of Cobb, Inc.
He is a member of the Marietta Country Club and Burlingame Country Club.