Person Details

Meredith Forrester

Meredith Forrester , Executive Vice President | Chief Audit Executive


Forrester joined Synovus in September 2021 as Executive Vice President, Chief Audit Executive. Forrester joined SunTrust in 2000 and was appointed managing director, internal audit, in 2011; senior managing director, internal audit, in 2015; and deputy general auditor in 2019. Following the merger of SunTrust and BB&T, she was named business, strategy and operations leader at Truist, where she functioned as chief operating and administrative officer for Legal, HR, and Inclusion and Diversity. 


  • BBA, University of Georgia

  • MBA, Georgia State University

Summary of Responsibilities:

Forrester is responsible for the strategic direction, tactical plans, and operating procedures for the audit functions of Synovus. She advises management on control effectiveness and efficiency, and leads risk consulting in alignment with organizational priorities to help Synovus accomplish its objectives through a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. She is responsible for the integration of policy, planning, organization and direction of all Synovus audit activities and ensures they operate in a manner independent of management. Forrester reports to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.