Synovus Financial announced the appointment of Shellie Creson as chief risk officer.

Creson will lead the bank’s corporate risk management strategy, continuing to transform, strengthen, and sustain its risk culture. She will report to President and Chief Executive Kevin Blair and joins the company’s leadership team.

Prior to Synovus, Creson served as executive vice president and chief audit executive at Fifth Third Bank, where she provided strategic leadership and oversight of all audit activities.

She also served in leadership positions in strategic and corporate planning, audit, and finance at Regions Bank and First Horizon Bank.