Synovus executive honored for child advocacy work

Becky Rumer, senior director of private banking at Synovus Financial Corp., is being honored for her work as a child advocate.

The group, Voices for Georgia’s Children, will be among several people recognized at the “Big Voices” Award dinner Friday in Atlanta.

S. Truett Cathy, founder and CEO of Chick-fil-A, also is being honored, as is Glenda Hatchett, host of the “Judge Hatchett Show.”

Rumer has been outspoken on issues impacting Columbus children. Her public service includes sitting on the boards of several organizations championing the welfare of youths.

She now is chairperson of Columbus for Kids Inc., and was appointed recently to the board of Embrace, the Foster Family Foundation of Georgia.

In 2007, Rumer received the William B. Turner Humanitarian Award from Synovus for her “passion, vision and hard work” in creating Our House, a rescue station for children entering the foster care system.

Voices for Georgia’s Children is an independent, non-profit advocacy organization that focuses on the well-being of the state’s children. It’s geared toward helping Georgia leaders and citizens make sound decisions on policy, investments and systems that serve children and youth.