Sammie D. Dixon, Jr.
Sammie D. Dixon, Jr. was part of the management team and Board that formed both Prime Meridian Bank (the Bank) and Prime Meridian Holding Company (Prime Meridian). He is the Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President 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. 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 a former Campaign Co-Chair of the United Way of the Big Bend where he also served as a director. He is a member of the Independent Community Bankers of America’s Legislative Issues Committee and the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation Board of Trustees. He serves on the Boards of the Florida Bankers Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend and as the Chair of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Dixon attends Saint Peter’s Anglican 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.
Kyle D. Phelps
Kyle D. Phelps became Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Prime Meridian Bank and Prime Meridian Holding Company in August 2021. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Phelps was formerly a Commercial Banking and Specialty Lending Executive for Capital City Bank from 2018 to 2021, where he oversaw corporate banking, commercial loan participations, institutional banking, asset-based lending, factoring, treasury management, Small Business Administration (SBA) lending, warehouse lending, and indirect auto lending. From 2007 to 2018, Mr. Phelps held various commercial banking and management positions at Capital City Bank. Mr. Phelps’ work experience includes commercial banking and private banking management, commercial real estate lending, and commercial special assets. He holds certifications as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). Mr. Phelps is a graduate of Liberty University and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida. He serves on the Boards of the Tallahassee Downtown Redevelopment Commission and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend. Mr. Phelps is a former Chair for the Foundation for Leon County Schools and former member of the executive board for the Tallahassee Builders Association.
Susan Payne Turner
Susan Payne Turner has been with the Bank since 2013. She is presently the Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Bank and Prime Meridian. Mrs. Turner began her banking career in 1983. From 2010 to 2013, she was a Regional Retail Leader for Centennial Bank, 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 a Certified Enterprise Risk Professional. She is also a graduate from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Mrs. Turner serves as a Chair for the Florida Bankers Education Foundation. She is a Past Chair and serves as Director Emeritus for the Tallahassee Community College Foundation. She also serves as Past Chair for the Tallahassee Community College Alumni and Friends Association and Director Emeritus on the Board for the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Coastal Optimist Club, is the Associate Director of the Wakulla County Historical Society and serves as Vice Chair on the Board for the Community Foundation of North Florida.
Monté L. Ward
Monté L. Ward has been with the Bank since 2011. He is presently the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Bank and Prime Meridian. Prior to joining the Bank, he was Assistant Vice President and held various operational, compliance and information technology positions at Premier Bank from 2002 to 2011. Mr. Ward has a background in software programming and hacking/intrusion. He holds various certifications and designations such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, Accredited ACH Professional and others in technology, security, risk, and compliance. He is a graduate of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He received a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from National University. Mr. Ward is also a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Wharton Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Clint F. Weber
Clint F. Weber has been with the Bank since 2013. He is presently the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank and Prime Meridian. Prior to joining the Bank, he was Vice President and held various credit positions at Premier Bank and its successor financial institution Centennial Bank from 2008 to 2013. From 2003 to 2008, he was a Financial Institution Examiner at the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. Mr. Weber’s work experience includes credit risk management, regulatory compliance, accounting and asset/liability management. Mr. Weber is a graduate of Florida State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Real Estate. He is also a graduate of the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida.