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Synovus CEO to become chairman in 2023

Synovus Financial in Columbus, Ga., will have a new chairman next year.

The $59 billion-asset company said in a press release that Kevin Blair, its president and CEO, will succeed Kessel Stelling as chairman on Jan. 1. Stelling, who has been chairman since 2012, will continue in an advisory role with Synovus until Jan. 1, 2025.

Blair, who joined Synovus in 2016, succeeded Stelling as president and CEO in April 2021.

“Kessel has also been instrumental in building a talented, diverse and cohesive board that is deeply committed to strong governance practices,” Blair said in the release.

“The future of this company remains very bright under the continued capable and visionary leadership of Kevin Blair and the dedicated team caring for our clients and communities every single day,” Stelling said in the release.

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