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Executive Officers

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Sammie D. Dixon, Jr.

Sammie D. Dixon, Jr. was part of the management team that formed both Prime Meridian Bank (the Bank) and Prime Meridian Holding Company (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.

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R. Randy Guemple, CPA

R. Randy Guemple, CPA is a founding member of the Boards of the Bank and Prime Meridian. On January 1, 2016, he was appointed Prime Meridian’s and the Bank’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. He is also a certified public accountant. Prior to assuming these offices, he 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.

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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.

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Susan Payne Turner

Susan Payne Turner has been with the Bank since 2013. She is presently an Executive Vice President of Prime Meridian and is the Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. She was formerly a Regional Retail Leader for Centennial Bank from 2010 to 2013, where she managed ten branches located in Leon, Wakulla, Calhoun and Liberty Counties. Mrs. Turner is a graduate of Florida State University and received a Master of Business Administration from Troy University in 2005. She is also a graduate from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Mrs. Turner is a Past Chair for the Tallahassee Community College Foundation and currently serves on the Foundation’s Board. She also serves as Past Chairman for the Tallahassee Community College Alumni and Friends Association, as a director on the Board for the Wakulla Senior Center and Director Emeritus on the Board for the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Turner is a member of the Coastal Optimist Club, is the Associate Director of the Wakulla County Historical Society and serves on the board for the Community Foundation of North Florida.

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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.