Walter “Sonny” Deriso, Jr., JD.

Former Chairman, Atlantic Capital Bank

Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso, Jr., JD, is the Founding Chairman and a Director of Atlantic Capital Bank and Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. Previously, Mr. Deriso served as Vice Chairman of Synovus Financial Corp and as CEO and director of Security Bank & Trust Company of Albany. Currently, Mr. Deriso is chairman of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, a Trustee of Emory University, and board member for Post Properties, Inc., Georgia Bankers Association, Foundation for the Methodist Children’s home of South Georgia Conference, and Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

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