Twenty Under Forty: McCoy’s work includes serving on the board of eight service groups, giving back wherever she’s able

Published 8:29 am Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Synovus Bank retail market manager Ashley McCoy says she hopes she’s making a tiny difference in service. That is if you count volunteering and being on the board of eight service groups as making a tiny difference.

“I do have a passion for service. I think it’s our responsibility to give back to the community and to help where we can,” McCoy said. “It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you look at the issues that we face and you look at the problems some of these boards are addressing, but I try to remind myself that we can all make a difference no matter how small.”

The 35-year-old is a member of the LaGrange Lions Club and is on the boards for New Ventures, Inc., the Troup County Board of Planning and Zoning, Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, Troup County Republican Party, Living Hope for Honduras, United Way of West Georgia and is the secretary for the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Georgia.

McCoy said even helping one person is making a difference.

“Giving back is what makes this community so special,” McCoy said.

As retail market manager, McCoy helps customers with starting or growing their businesses.

“I just love to help people get off the ground, get started or expand,” McCoy said. “I love to meet new people, and in this job, I get to meet new people every single day.”

McCoy said her other favorite thing about her job is helping people’s dreams become a reality.

“Synovus is very community-oriented, so I also love being able to give back,” McCoy said.

Originally from Meriwether County, McCoy moved to LaGrange in 2004.

McCoy has been married to Marshall McCoy, a LaGrange Police Department community outreach officer, for 13 years. They have five children, Tyler, Jackson, Allison, Kennedy and Aiden.

Outside of work and service, McCoy said her family enjoys kayaking, hiking and spending time at West Point Lake.

McCoy said her favorite things about LaGrange is the small town feel and that everyone looks out for each other.

“I love that we take care of each other around here,” McCoy said. “LaGrange is the perfect example of small town living.”