Synovus Financial Corp. Tuesday announced the shuffling of several key managers.

James D. Yancey has been named president and chief operating officer of Synovus Financial. Stephen L. Burts Jr. has been named vice chairman with responsibility for the operations and finance group, which includes Synovus Technologies Inc.

Richard E. Anthony, vice chairman, has been given responsibility for the banking group, which includes overseeing the 34 banks and Synovus Mortgage Corp. Walter M. "Sonny" Deriso Jr., vice chairman, has been given responsibility for the asset management group, including Synovus Trust Co. and Synovus Securities Inc., as well as insurance, money management, and private banking services.

James H. Blanchard, Synovus' chief executive, said the realignment "helps us to more accurately depict the accountability of our key leaders on the banking and financial services side of our organization."

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