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 the Bank and Prime Meridian. On December 31, 2020, Mr. Weidner retired from an eighteen-year career with the accounting firm of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC. He is a certified public accountant with an inactive license and former partner and Partner Oversight Director of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC. In 2002 this firm acquired Williams, Cox, Weidner & Cox, P.A., Tallahassee, Florida, 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 and Board that formed both the Bank and Prime Meridian. He is the Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Prime Meridian and the Bank. 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. He began his banking career with NationsBank in 1997. Mr. Dixon previously served as an Administrative Committee Member of the American Bankers Association’s Community Bankers Council. He 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 a former Campaign Co-Chair of the United Way of the Big Bend where he also served as a director. Mr. Dixon attends Saint Peter’s Anglican Church.
Kenneth H. "Casey" Compton
Kenneth H. "Casey" Compton was elected to Prime Meridian’s and the Bank’s Board in May 2019. He 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. He serves as the Chair of the Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee, member of Audit and Loan Committee and is the Vice Chair for Gulf Atlantic Bank, Key West, Florida. Mr. Compton serves on the Board of Baycare’s Bartow Regional Medical Center. 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, 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, Fringe Benefits Management Corporation, Kyra Infotech Group and is the Chairman of the Economic Vitality Leadership Council. He is an Advisor for the FSU Marine Research Lab and is a member of the FSU Research GAP Committee.
R. Randy Guemple, CPA
R. Randy Guemple is a founding member of the Boards of the Bank and Prime Meridian. He retired as Prime Meridian’s and the Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2019. He was formerly a certified public accountant. Prior to assuming these offices, he was a retired bank executive, having most recently served as 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 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 and Board 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 forty 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 in December 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. was elected to Prime Meridian’s and the Bank’s Board in March 2019. From then until his retirement on February 29, 2020, he served as the Bank’s Senior Vice President and Market President for the 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 Director, Chief Executive Officer and President of Community Southern Holdings, Inc. and Community Southern Bank, in Lakeland, Florida. Mr. Micallef has over 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 University, 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 the Company. He is a co-founding partner of FSM (Facility Solutions Management) which optimizes facility performance and operating costs through its Engineering, Controls, and Energy Services divisions for corporate, government, medical, and education, clients throughout the United States. In addition to managing firm level strategies, Mr. Proctor focuses primarily within FSM’s Energy Services division overseeing strategy, financing, and quality control. Mr. Proctor is also an investor/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 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 as a commissioner on the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission.
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, Florida. 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 the owner of a number of other local businesses and is a 1974 graduate of Livingston University in Livingston, Alabama.