About Us

Executive Officers

Sammie D. Dixon, Jr.

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.


Kathleen C. Jones

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.


Chris L. Jensen, Jr.

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.


Susan Payne Turner

Susan Payne Turner is the Bank's Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. She was formerly a Regional Retail Leader for Centennial Bank, where she managed ten branches located in Leon, Wakulla, Calhoun and Liberty Counties. Prior to this position, Mrs. Turner was Chief Financial Officer for a community bank with responsibilities in: financials, budgeting, staff management and development; AML/BSA compliance; deposit compliance; facility expansion; GLBA-Technology; and audit/exam initiatives. Mrs. Turner began her banking career while working part-time in high school and has worked in many areas of banking including operations, marketing, compliance, financials and human resources. She is a graduate of Florida State University and received a Master's in Business Administration from Troy University in 2005. Mrs. Turner also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. She is a Past Chair for the Tallahassee Community College Foundation and currently serves on the Foundation's Board. She is an Immediate Past Co-Chair for the Tallahassee Community College's Alumni Association. She is also the Immediate Past Chair for the Wakulla County Senior Citizens' Council and serves on the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce Board as a Director Emeritus. Mrs. Turner is a member of the Coastal Optimist Club.


Katie Proctor

Katie Proctor, Senior Vice President/Commercial Banker for Prime Meridian Bank, is responsible for the Bank's SEC reporting. Prior to joining Prime Meridian Bank, Mrs. Proctor and her husband Collins started and owned a North Florida based corporate real estate consulting firm specializing in acquisitions, finance and construction. Before that, she was a Vice President and Client Relationship Manager in Corporate & Investment Banking at Wachovia Bank and a Series 7 Registered Financial Advisor at Kidder Peabody, both in the Atlanta area. Mrs. Proctor is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English and is also is a graduate of Emory University, where she received her Masters of Business Administration in accounting and finance. Katie currently serves as Treasurer of the Board for Holy Comforter Episcopal School, is a Board member for Economic Club of Florida and is a Board member for the St. John's Episcopal Church Foundation.


Nan Hillis

Nan Hillis, is the Bank's Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. She was formerly a BB&T Region President and previously oversaw bank operations for BB&T's Central Florida Region, including 57 branches in Polk, Osceola, Orange, Seminole and Brevard counties, with deposits exceeding $2.7 billion. She served BB& T in the central Florida area from July, 2006 to June, 2012. She joined BB&T in 2002 serving mostly as a corporate and community lender. As their city executive in Tallahassee, she later earned the bank's highest internal recognition as a leader and revenue producer. She is a graduate of Florida State University (FSU) where she received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing. Mrs. Hillis is Immediate Past Chair of the FSU College of Business Board of Governors, serves on the FSU Foundation Board of Trustees, and Chairs the Audit Committee. She served as a former member of the National Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of the USA, a position she held for 9 years.