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Hillis Joins Prime Meridian Bank as Chief Strategist

Nan Hillis, a veteran banker and former BB&T Region President, has been named Chief Strategy Officer for Prime Meridian Bank, Tallahassee, FL.

Hillis 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.

The move supports Prime Meridian Bank's strong lending position and continued deposit growth. Hillis will manage the company's sales program as well as identify and enhance the bank's strategies for acquisition and expansion. The bank, now an SEC listed company, is currently involved in a new stock offering which continues to the end of 2014.

"We are laying the ground work for expansion. To grow a great bank we maintain the best and brightest. Clearly no one is better at growth strategies than Nan," said Prime Meridian Bank CEO Sammie Dixon. "She is an exceptional leader with a proven track record of success."

Hillis joined BB&T in 2002 serving mostly as a corporate and community lender.

As BB&T's city executive in Tallahassee, she later earned the bank's highest internal recognition as a leader and revenue producer. In Sept. 2006, Hillis was tapped to serve as president of its Central Florida region.

Hillis has a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Marketing from Florida State University (FSU). She 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.

Hillis 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.