Board of Directors
At Prime Meridian Bank, our directors are local community and business leaders with significant ties to the Tallahassee area. We believe in making positive investments in our community by focusing on the region's specific banking needs.
Sammie D. Dixon, Jr. is the Bank's and Prime Meridian Holding Company's Chief Executive Officer and President. Prior to joining the Bank, from June 2005 to December 2006, he was the Senior Vice President and Commercial Sales Manager for Regions Bank in Tallahassee, Florida. Before that, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President for Bank of Thomas County from August 2003 to June 2005. During April 1999 to 2003, Mr. Dixon held various positions with Bank of Florida – Southwest in Naples, Florida.
Mr. Dixon began his banking career with NationsBank in 1997. Mr. Dixon is a member of the Rotary Club of Tallahassee, a Board member of Big Bend Hospice Foundation, a member of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, a Board member of the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County and attends St. Peter's Anglican Church.
Chris L. Jensen, Jr. is the Bank's Executive Vice President and Senior Lender, and is also Executive Vice President of Prime Meridian Holding Company. Prior to joining Prime Meridian Bank, Jensen served as Tallahassee city president for Regions Bank. Before that, he held various management positions with SouthTrust Bank, culminating with the position of area executive for Panama City and Tallahassee. Mr. Jensen has more than 30 years of lending experience in Tallahassee and the surrounding markets.
Mr. Jensen currently serves on the board of the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region, for the Suwannee River Area Council for the Boy Scouts of America, the Young Actors Theatre, and the Rotary Club of Tallahassee. He is a graduate of the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Food and Resource Economics.
Kathleen C. Jones is the Bank's and Prime Meridian Holding Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Prime Meridian Bank, Mrs. Jones spent 36 years with SunTrust Bank and its predecessor institutions. She retired from SunTrust Bank in 2007, at the position of North Florida senior vice president and senior banking operations manager. She is a graduate of Florida State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Mrs. Jones is a member of the Thomasville Road Baptist Church.
Richard A. Weidner, CPA is the Bank's and Prime Meridian Holding Company's Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Weidner is a certified public accountant and a partner and member of the Executive Committee of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, an accounting firm with more than 100 partners and 750 employees. In 2002, this firm acquired Williams, Cox, Weidner & Cox, PA, which Mr. Weidner was a part of establishing in 1972. From approximately 1998 to 2001, Mr. Weidner served as an Advisory Board member for SunTrust Bank. Mr. Weidner currently serves on the Audit Committee of the Tallahassee Community College Foundation Board and on the Children's Home Society Foundation Advisory Board. He is a past Treasurer of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Tallahassee YMCA, and Treasurer of the Maclay School Board of Directors. He has also served on the Leon County Library Advisory Board and was a United Way Campaign Captain.
William D. Crona, CPA is a certified public accountant. In 2005, he retired from a 23 year career with the accounting firm of Law, Redd, Crona and Munroe, CPAs in Tallahassee, Florida, where he served as a partner. He currently is a private financial consultant and investor in the Tallahassee area. Mr. Crona serves on the Boards of the Apalachee Land Conservancy, Manchebo Beach Resort Hotel, Calloway Corporation, TEC Incorporated, SAVA, the City of Tallahassee Citizen Advisory Board and Verdicorp, Inc.
Steven L. Evans retired from a 30-year career with IBM in 2003. Mr. Evans is a graduate of the University of Michigan and played in the St. Louis Cardinal organization for 6 years prior to joining IBM. In 1986, he and his family moved to Tallahassee, Florida, to assume responsibility for IBM's Florida Public Sector Industry and to serve as IBM's Senior State Executive. In 1994, Mr. Evans became an IBM Vice President with responsibility across North America. Among the Boards that Mr. Evans currently serves are Prime Meridian Bank, Florida TaxWatch Research Institute, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, MGT of America, FSU-Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurialism, FSU Marine Research Lab Advisor, FSU University Center Club and Municipal Code Corporation.
R. Randy Guemple, CPA is a retired bank Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a major South Florida financial institution. Mr. Guemple is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. and Emeritus Director of Elder Care Services, Inc. He is also the current Vice-Chairman of the Leon County Educational Facilities Authority, and an active member of the Tallahassee Kiwanis Club. Recently, Mr. Guemple joined the Board of Trustees for the Tallahassee Community College Foundation. He is a former baseball player at Florida State University.
Robert H. Kirby was elected to the Bank's and Prime Meridian Holding Company's Board in May 2010. He is a partner in Rehab Technologies, LLC, a medical equipment sales and leasing business, Southern Fidelity Mortgage Group of Huntsville, LLC, a mortgage brokerage company, and in Huxford Land Company, LLC, a land and timber company. Mr. Kirby received a Bachelor's degree from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He serves on the boards of a number of private companies and non-profit organizations including Maclay School and Tall Timbers Research, Inc.
Frank L. Langston has been a principal with the real estate services company TALCOR Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. located in Tallahassee since 1990. After attending Auburn University, Mr. Langston entered the management training program of First Florida Banks in Tampa. While assigned to the Marketing Department, Mr. Langston gained valuable first hand real estate experience in locating bank branch locations around the state. In addition, he participated in strategic planning, new product development, and market analysis. From 1981 to 1984, Mr. Langston served as Marketing Director with the responsibility of business development for the Tallahassee office. In May 1989, he entered the commercial real estate business specializing in retail and office sales and leasing, and bank-owned real estate. Mr. Langston is a Certified Commercial Investment Member, a Florida licensed broker-salesman, and an Alabama licensed broker. He is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and the Tallahassee Association of Realtors. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Masters of Real Estate Development Program at Auburn University.
Todd A. Patterson, D.O. is a retired osteopathic physician and the former Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He is also one of the founders of the Tallahassee Ronald McDonald House. Dr. Patterson received his Bachelor's degree from Hobart & William Smith College, in Geneva, New York, and his Doctorate of Osteopathy from the College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, in Des Moines, Iowa. He serves on the Boards of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation and Big Bend Hospice.
L. Collins Proctor is a partner and Chief Operating Officer of kW Control – Holdings, LLC, a regional energy management company servicing government, education, corporate and non-profit clients. Mr. Proctor is also a co-founder of Red Brick Partners, LLC, a Tallahassee-based real estate development and private equity investment firm started in 2006. Prior to 2006, he owned and managed a regional real estate acquisition and construction advisory firm with which he was associated for ten years. Mr. Proctor received his Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in 1991 and his Masters in Business Administration from Emory University in 1997, between which times he served five years with NationsBank in its leveraged leasing group. Mr. Proctor also serves on the Board of Directors of The Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority (DIA).
Garrison A. Rolle, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon who joined the Tallahassee Orthopedic Group in 1997. He previously served on AmSouth Bank's Advisory Board of Directors in Tallahassee and was formerly a director of Regions Bank in Tallahassee. In the early 1980's, Dr. Rolle played football for the University of Florida, while pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree. In 1990, he received his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Florida.
Steven D. Smith is the owner and operator of a number of Krispy Kreme Doughnut franchises in the Florida Panhandle areas, including Tallahassee, Florida. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Pursuit Channel, an outdoor network delivered to approximately 38 million U.S. households. Mr. Smith is also the owner of a number of other local businesses and is a 1974 graduate of Livingston University in Livingston, Alabama.
Marjorie Turnbull currently is a consultant for non-profit organizations. Previously, she served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Tallahassee Community College Foundation from 1995 until her retirement in 2006. From 1994 to 2000, Mrs. Turnbull represented Leon County, District 9, in the Florida House of Representatives. Prior to her service in the Florida House of Representatives, she was a member of the Leon County Commission from 1988 to 1994, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Planning for the State of Florida, and a member of the staff of the Florida House of Representatives. Mrs. Turnbull is a member of the Board of Directors for the Florida College System Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees of Florida A&M University, and a member of the Institutional Review Board of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She also has served in the past as President of the Council of Neighborhood Associations, the Tallahassee Symphony, and the Children's Home Society.