Synovus Financial Corp announced the appointment of Sharon Goodwine as executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO), effective May 17. She was previously head of enterprise talent, executive vice president, at Wells Fargo, where she held a range of HR-related positions for more than 20 years. Goodwine succeeds Debra Stanford, who has served as acting CHRO since December 2019.
“As a growth-focused relationship bank, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Sharon to Synovus,” said Kevin Blair, president and CEO of Synovus. “With more than two decades of experience in nearly every aspect of HR — including talent acquisition, learning and development, strategic business consulting, succession planning, organizational design and effectiveness, compensation, and diversity and inclusion — she is the right person to lead this critical function at exactly the right time. We are also incredibly grateful to Debra Stanford for her service to Synovus as interim CHRO over the last 17 months and we congratulate her on a well-deserved return to retirement.”
Goodwine joined Wells Fargo in 2000 and held HR manager and leadership positions partnering with investment banking, commercial banking, and corporate banking before heading enterprise talent. Goodwine began her banking career with SunTrust in 1995, following graduation from Spelman College, where she earned a B.A. with honors.