Please join the NACD Atlanta Chapter as we kick off the 2018 program year with a stellar program featuring Kessel Stelling, CEO & Chairman of Synovus and Elizabeth Camp, Lead Director of Synovus & NACD Atlanta Director. This event will be hosted at the new Synovus office building overlooking SunTrust Park.
As Chairman and CEO of Synovus, a $30 billion asset bank, Stelling leads a talented team of bankers, investment professionals, and support teams in developing strategies designed to drive growth. Stelling guides a team consisting of commercial, retail, corporate, and financial management services professionals in building long-term relationships while also ensuring the company remains focused on fostering a great working environment, effectively managing risk, reducing expenses, and increasing shareholder value.
Stelling began his career with Synovus in March 2006 when the company purchased Riverside Bancshares, Inc., and merged it with Bank of North Georgia, headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. In June 2008, he was promoted to Synovus Regional CEO for the Atlanta market. Stelling was named Synovus President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2010 and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2010. He became Chairman of the Board in January 2012.
B.B.A, Banking and Finance, University of Georgia
Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University
Honarary Doctorate in Business Administration, University of South Carolina
Board Member and former Chairman (2016), Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Treasurer, Executive Committee, Financial Services Roundtable
Board Member, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Foundation, Inc.
Board Member, Georgia Power
Board Member, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Character Award from the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, 2014
Blue Key Service Award, University of Georgia Chapter of the Blue Key National Honor Society, 2013
Named to the list of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend Magazine every year since 2009
“Distinguished Alumni Award” by the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, 2009
Elizabeth W. Camp is president and CEO of DF Management, Inc. and managing partner of Diversified Family LLC. Previously, she was president and CEO of Camp Oil Co. She also served as an EVP and as a general counsel for the firm. Earlier, she was an attorney with Silver, Freedman & Taff and was a tax accountant with Arthur Andersen. Camp is a director of Genuine Parts Co. and of Synovus Financial Corp. She is a past director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Camp also serves on the boards of the Woodruff Arts Foundation, The University of Georgia Terry Dean's Advisory Council, and NACD Atlanta Chapter.