Synovus, a financial services holding company, has appointed Samuel Hatcher as executive vice president of general counsel and corporate secretary.
Before coming to Synovus, Mr Hatcher joined Equitable Real Estate, a registered investment advisor in real estate for public and private pension funds and other domestic and foreign institutional investors, serving as general counsel until 2001. Mr Hatcher then returned to private law practice in Atlanta and Columbus.
Richard Anthony, chairman and CEO of Synovus, said: Sam brings 37 years of legal experience to Synovus, and his broad knowledge in corporate compliance makes him the right choice to lead our talented general counsel team. I look forward to his guidance as a member of our corporate leadership group, and I am sure his contribution will be invaluable in the strategic positioning of our company.