Bryant Bank has announced the hiring of long-time Tuscaloosa resident and local banking executive, Mark Sullivan, as an Executive Vice President.
Sullivan joins Bryant Bank after his recent retirement as the market executive of Synovus Bank, formerly known as The Bank of Tuscaloosa. After a successful 29-year career with Synovus Bank, Sullivan brings extensive banking knowledge and leadership experience to the bank with a strong commitment to always helping customers invest in their full potential. Partnered with his energy and passion to serve the community and his dedication to delivering unbeatable customer service, Sullivan proves to be an excellent addition to the Bryant Bank family.
“I have always had the highest level of respect for Mark, as a person, a banker, and a community leader,” said Claude Edwards, bank president. “His values align perfectly with Bryant Bank as he truly cares about his customers, his coworkers, and his community.”
Sullivan received a bachelor’s degree in corporate finance and earned an executive MBA from The University of Alabama. He joined The Bank of Tuscaloosa as a vice president and commercial loan officer in 1991. In 2001, he was named the bank’s president and chief operating officer. After the founding CEO, Jim Flemming, retired in 2010, he was named chief executive officer.
During his years in Tuscaloosa, Sullivan has devoted himself to supporting the community and has served in leadership roles on many boards of directors, including the DCH Foundation, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, the Industrial Development Authority, the Black Warrior Council of the Boy Scouts, Tuscaloosa City Schools Foundation, Hospice of West Alabama, the United Way of West Alabama, and many more. In 2015, he was recognized by The Community Foundation of West Alabama as a Pillar of the Community. His efforts have played a significant role towards the progress of West Alabama. Sullivan and his wife, Mary Mike, have three daughters.
“We are very fortunate to have Mark join our team and are very excited for the contribution he will make to the continued success of Bryant Bank,” said Edwards.
Sullivan will begin his new role at Bryant Bank on September 1st.
“I am beyond excited to join the Bryant Bank family and look forward to working alongside the team across the state of Alabama to continue our remarkable record of growth and success,” said Sullivan.