Board of Directors
At Prime Meridian Bank (PMB), 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 Prime Meridian's and the Bank'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. From 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 active in the community as a member of the Rotary Club of Tallahassee, a Board member of Big Bend Hospice Foundation, a Board member of the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, a member of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, and attends Saint Peter's Anglican Church.
Chris L. Jensen, Jr. is the Company's Executive Vice President and the Bank's Executive Vice President and Senior Lender. Prior to joining the Bank, from February 2005 to 2007, he served as Tallahassee Market President for Regions Bank. Before that, Mr. Jensen held various management positions with SouthTrust Bank from 1997 to 2005, culminating with the position of Tallahassee's Market President. He also served as Senior Lender for First Bank of Tallahassee in its de novo stage in 1990. Mr. Jensen has over 30 years of lending experience in Tallahassee and the surrounding markets. He is active in the community and currently serves on the Boards of several local groups, including the Suwannee River Area Council for the Boy Scouts of America, the Young Actors Theatre, and the Rotary Club of Tallahassee.
Kathleen C. Jones is the Company's and the Bank's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Bank, she spent 36 years with SunTrust Bank and its predecessor institutions. Mrs. Jones retired from SunTrust Bank in 2007, at the position of North Florida Regional Senior Vice President, Senior Banking Operations Manager. She is a 1978 graduate of Florida State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She also is a 1988 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mrs. Jones is a member of Thomasville Road Baptist Church.
Richard A. Weidner, CPA is the Company's and the Bank's Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Weidner is a certified public accountant, partner and the Partner Oversight Director of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, an accounting firm with more than 190 partners and 1150 employees. In 2002, this firm acquired Williams, Cox, Weidner & Cox, P.A., which Mr. Weidner helped establish 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 past 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, P.A. in Tallahassee, Florida, where he served as a partner. He currently is a 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, Terra, and Verdicorp, Inc.
Steven L. Evans retired from a 30 year career with IBM in 2003. In 1986, he moved to Tallahassee, Florida, to assume responsibility for IBM's Florida Public Sector Industry and to serve as IBM's Senior State Executive for its Florida operations. In 1994, Mr. Evans became an IBM Vice President and assumed the responsibility of re-engineering and building IBM's North American business focused on the K-20 industry. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Mr. Evans played in the St. Louis Cardinal Baseball organization for six years before joining IBM. Mr. Evans currently serves on the Boards of Florida Taxwatch Research Institute, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, MGT of America, Municipal Code Corporation, FSU-Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurialism, Applied Fiber Holdings, Inc., and The United Way of the Big Bend, as well as serving as an Advisor for Elder Care Services and the FSU Marine Research Lab.
R. Randy Guemple, CPA is a retired bank Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of First Bank of Florida in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Guemple is currently the Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. and an Emeritus Director of Elder Care Services, Inc. He is also the Executive Director of the Leon County Educational Facilities Authority, and is also an active member of the Tallahassee Kiwanis Club.
Robert H. Kirby was elected to the Company's and the Bank'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 Huxford Land Company, LLC, a land and timber company. Mr. Kirby received a Bachelors 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/owner, since 2000, with the real estate services company NAI TALCOR, located in Tallahassee. From 1990 to 2000, Mr. Langston was affiliated with NAI TALCOR as an independent contractor. 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 and the Community Board of the Tallahassee Campus of the Florida State University College of Medicine.
Todd A. Patterson, D.O. is a retired osteopathic physician and the former Director of 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 facility-commissioning and energy services company for government, education, corporate, and non-profit clients. Mr. Proctor is also an investment partner of Red Brick Partners, LLC, a Tallahassee-based real estate and private equity investment firm started in 2006. Prior to 2006, Mr. Proctor owned and managed a North Florida 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 and his Master's in Business Administration from Emory University, between which times he served five years with NationsBank in its leveraged leasing group. Mr. Proctor also serves on the Board of the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority (DIA).
Garrison A. Rolle, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon who joined the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic in 1997. He 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 throughout the Florida Panhandle, including Tallahassee, Florida. Mr. Smith currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Pursuit Channel, an outdoor network delivered to approximately 38 million U.S. households. He was previously a director of Chipola Community Bank in Marianna, Florida from 2004 until it was placed into receivership in 2013, after numerous attempts were made to raise capital and find merger partners for the bank. 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 nonprofit organizations. Previously, she served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the 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 former member of the Board of Directors for the Florida College System Foundation, and a member of the Institutional Review Board of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She has also served in the past as President of the Council of Neighborhood Associations, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and the Children's Home Society.