Board of Directors
Prime Meridian Bank directors are local community and business leaders with significant ties to the areas we serve. We believe in making positive investments in our communities by focusing on the region's specific banking needs.
Richard A. Weidner, CPA
Richard A. Weidner, CPA is a founding member and Chairman of the Boards of Prime Meridian Bank (the Bank) and Prime Meridian Holding Company (Prime Meridian). Mr. Weidner is a certified public accountant, partner and the Partner Oversight Director of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, an accounting firm with more than 300 partners and 2,000 professionals. In 2002 this firm acquired Williams, Cox, Weidner & Cox, P.A., Tallahassee, FL, 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 is a past member of the Tallahassee Community College Foundation 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.
Sammie D. Dixon, Jr.
Sammie D. Dixon, Jr. was part of the management team that formed both the Bank and Prime Meridian. He was elected Vice Chairman in February 2018 and also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank and Prime Meridian. 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 an Administrative Committee Member of the American Bankers Association’s Community Bankers Council. Mr. Dixon is active in the community as a member of the Rotary Club of Tallahassee and member of the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation Board of Trustees. He serves on the Boards of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend and the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. He is Campaign Co-Chair of the United Way of the Big Bend where he also serves as a Director. Mr. Dixon attends Saint Peter’s Anglican Church.
Kenneth H. "Casey" Compton
Kenneth H. "Casey" Compton is the Founder, President and CEO of Compton & Associates, Private Wealth Advisors, which focuses on asset management, retirement planning, estate planning, and business transition planning. Mr. Compton became a director of Community Southern Holdings, Inc. and Community Southern Bank in 2013, where he served as Chairman of both the Loan and Compensation committees, and served on both the Audit and Asset Liability committees. He remained on the Boards until their sale to Sunshine Bancorp, Inc. in 2015. He then joined the Board of Sunshine Bancorp, Inc. and served, as the Sarbanes Oxley Financial Expert on the Audit Committee, until its sale to CenterState Bank Corporation in 2018. His background includes a Juris Doctor degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, a Master of Law degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law and Daniels College of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies and Foreign Policy from Rhodes College. He has served as an adjunct professor of finance and insurance, as a vesting agent under the Florida Comprehensive Land Use Plan, and as a past Executive Vice President of the Highlands County Board of Realtors. Mr. Compton serves on the Board of Baycare’s Bartow Regional Medical Center, where he chairs the Clinical Excellence Committee. He also has served on the board of the Southeastern University Foundation.
William D. Crona, CPA
William D. Crona, CPA is a founding member of the Boards of the Bank and Prime Meridian. He is a certified public accountant. In 2005, he retired from a twenty-three year career with the accounting firm of Law, Redd, Crona and Munroe, P.A., 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, TEC Incorporated, SAVA, Terra, and the City of Tallahassee Citizen Advisory Board.
Steven L. Evans
Steven L. Evans is a founding member of the Boards of the Bank and Prime Meridian. He retired from a thirty year career with IBM in 2003 where he served as Vice President of its North American Education business and IBM’s Senior State Executive for its Florida operations. 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 the Florida Taxwatch Research Institute, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Ghost Controls, Inc., Vineyard Capital, Municipal Code Corporation, Fringe Benefits Management Corporation, Applied Fiber Holdings, Inc., United Way of the Big Bend, and the State of Florida – Technology Advisory Board, as well as serving as an Advisor for Elder Care Services and the FSU Marine Research Lab.
R. Randy Guemple, CPA
R. Randy Guemple is a founding member of the Boards of the Bank and Prime Meridian. He served as Prime Meridian’s and the Bank’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President from January 1, 2016 until his retirement on March 31, 2019. He is a certified public accountant. Prior to his tenure with Prime Meridian Bank, Mr. Guemple was a retired bank Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of First Bank of Florida in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is a Past Chairman of the Financial Managers Society, Inc. headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Guemple is a Past Chairman and current member of the Board of Trustees for the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation, Inc. and the Southern Scholarship Foundation, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida. He is also Director Emeritus of Elder Care Services, Inc. and an active member of the Tallahassee Kiwanis Club. Mr. Guemple is a graduate of Florida State University (FSU) where he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and his Master of Business Administration. He played baseball while at FSU and is a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Chris L. Jensen, Jr.
Chris L. Jensen, Jr. was part of the management team that formed both the Bank and Prime Meridian. He is an Executive Vice President of Prime Meridian 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 thirty-nine 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, and the Young Actors Theatre.
Kathleen C. Jones
Kathleen C. Jones was part of the management team that formed both the Bank and Prime Meridian and has been a member of both Boards since 2011. She retired as Prime Meridian’s and the Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on December 31, 2015. Prior to joining the Bank, she spent thirty-six years with SunTrust Bank and its Tallahassee 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.
Robert H. "Rip" Kirby
Robert H. Kirby was elected to Prime Meridian’s and the Bank’s Board in May 2010. He is a partner in Rehab Technologies, LLC, a medical equipment sales and leasing business, and Huxford Land Company, LLC, a land and timber company. Mr. Kirby currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cedar Creek Land and Timber Company, Inc. and T.R. Miller Woodlands, Inc., and as a member of the management executive committees of T.R. Miller Mill Company, Inc. and Neal Land Alabama, Inc., all located in Brewton, Alabama. Mr. Kirby received a bachelor’s degree from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee and a Master 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 Tall Timbers Research, Inc.
Frank L. Langston
Frank L. Langston is a founding member of the Boards of the Bank and Prime Meridian. He has been a principal/owner, since 2000, with the real estate services company NAI TALCOR, located in Tallahassee, Florida. 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 Board of Anna’s Foundation, Advisory Board of the Master of Real Estate Development Program at Auburn University and the Community Board of the Tallahassee Campus of the Florida State University College of Medicine.
Michael A. Micallef, Jr.
Michael A. Micallef, Jr. has been with the Bank since October 2018. Effective March 1, 2019, he became a Director for Prime Meridian and the Bank. Mr. Micallef is the Senior Vice President and Market President for the Bank’s Polk County market. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Micallef served as Regional President for Sunshine Bank from 2015 to 2017. From its founding in 2006 until its sale to Sunshine Bancorp, Inc. in 2015, Mr. Micallef served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Community Southern Holdings, Inc. and Community Southern Bank, in Lakeland, Florida. Mr. Micallef has more than thirty years of experience as a Chief Executive Officer of financial institutions, including serving as: President of Marco Community Bancorp, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer and President of Marco Community Bank in Marco Island, Florida from 2003 to 2005; and Chief Executive Officer, President, and Vice Chairman of Sterling Bank, FSB, in Lantana, Florida from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Micallef received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Peters College, New Jersey, his Master of Business Administration from Fordham University and a graduate banking degree from Brown University.
L. Collins Proctor, Sr.
L. Collins Proctor, Sr. is a founding member of the Boards of the Bank and Prime Meridian. He is a co-founding partner of Facility Solutions & Management, LLC (“FSM”), a locally-based energy and facility solutions company serving government, corporate, educational, and non-profit clients throughout the United States. FSM's core services include engineering, building controls, energy services, capital improvements, and performance-based contracting. Mr. Proctor focuses primarily within FSM’s “Energy Services” division (previously referred to as kW Control which Mr. Proctor also founded) overseeing the underwriting and financing of performance-based engineering and capital improvement projects. Mr. Proctor is also an investment partner of Red Brick Partners, LLC, a real estate and private equity investment entity started in 2006. Prior to 2006, Mr. Proctor owned and managed a North Florida real estate acquisition and construction advisory firm, an affiliate of a national firm with which he was associated for ten years. Mr. Proctor received his Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and his Master of Business Administration from Emory University, between which times he served five years with NationsBank (now Bank of America) in its leveraged leasing division managing over $3.5 billion in equipment financing for large corporate clients. Mr. Proctor also serves on the Board of the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority.
Garrison A. Rolle, M.D.
Garrison A. Rolle, M.D. is a founding member of the Boards of the Bank and Prime Meridian. He is an orthopedic surgeon who joined the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic in 1997. He served on AmSouth Bank’s Advisory Board of Directors in Tallahassee, Florida, and was formerly a director of Regions Bank in Tallahassee. Dr. Rolle played football for the University of Florida while pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida, College of Medicine.
Steven D. Smith
Steven D. Smith is a founding member of the Boards of the Bank and Prime Meridian. He is an 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 thirty-eight million U.S. households. He also serves as a member of the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council. 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 is a founding member of the Boards of the Bank and Prime Meridian. She currently is a consultant for non-profit 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 serves as the Past Chair of the Economic Club of Florida, and as a member of the Institutional Review Board of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Board, and the Big Bend Hospice Foundation Board.