Business Portfolio - March 16, 2014

Tim McLean (Special photo)

Tim McLean (Special photo)


Drew DeMott (Special photo)


Chirag R. Jani (Special photo)


Mark Lane (Special photo)


Chirag R. Jani, M.D., has been elected to the Phoebe Physician Group Board of Directors.

Jani is medical director of hematology oncology at Phoebe Cancer Center, and also serves on the Phoebe Foundation Board. He chairs the Tumor Board, the Cancer Committee, the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Committee at Phoebe, PPG Leadership Committee and the Department of Medicine. He is co-director at Willson Hospice House and clinical associate professor for the Department of Medicine at Georgia Regents University.

Jani earned his medical degree in India and completed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital and his geriatric fellowship at the University of Florida. He completed his studies in hematology and oncology at the University of Massachusetts. He earned a degree in the executive certification program in business medicine from John Hopkins.

He and his wife, Ami, have two sons, Yash and Preet.

Mark Lane has been elected to the Phoebe Putney Health System Board of Directors.

Lane has been president and CEO of SB&T since 2003. He also is a Synovus Regional CEO for seven different markets that includes South Georgia, East Alabama and the Panhandle. He is immediate past chair of Deerfield Windsor Board of Trustees and previously served on the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Board. Lane is a graduate of Florida State University.

Lane and his wife, Donna, have three children.


Tim McLean has been named by Synovus Securities, Inc., an affiliate of Synovus Bank, to its President’s Club for his annual production in 2013. The designation recognizes financial consultants who attained the highest levels of brokerage revenue during the year, marking the second consecutive year that McLean has attained this honor.

McLean is in his 15th year as an investment representative, serving the last 11 years with Synovus Securities. His office is located in the SB&T Oakland Parkway branch on U.S. Highway 82 East. He serves clients in Albany, Lee County, Americus and surrounding areas.

McLean currently serves as vice president for the Albany Symphony, is a member of the Albany Rotary Club and coaches as a volunteer with Lee County Youth Baseball. He and his family reside in Lee County.


Drew DeMott was recently named a Rising Star in Business Litigation for 2014 by SuperLawyers, which recognizes excellence in the practice of law.

This marks DeMott’s third time receiving this distinction. He’s a partner in the Albany law firm of Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Rodgers P.C., where he practices in the business, banking and commercial litigation group. In 2012 he moved to Savannah to open the firm’s newest office. He and his wife, Heather, have four children.