About Us

Executive Officers


Sammie D. Dixon, Jr.

Sammie D. Dixon, Jr. is Prime Meridian’s and the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer and President. 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 active in the community as a member of the Rotary Club of Tallahassee, a board member of Big Bend Hospice Foundation, a board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend, a member of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, and attends Saint Peter’s Anglican Church.


R. Randy Guemple, CPA

R. Randy Guemple, CPA is the Company’s and the Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. 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 certified public accountant. He is a Past Chairman of the Financial Managers Society, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Guemple is a Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. and an Emeritus Director of Elder Care Services, Inc. He also was a Past Chairman and Interim President of the Southern Scholarship Foundation, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida. He is also 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 Masters 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. is the Company’s Executive Vice President 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-five 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. 


Susan Payne Turner

Susan Payne Turner is the Bank's Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. She was formerly a Regional Retail Leader for Centennial Bank, where she managed ten branches located in Leon, Wakulla, Calhoun and Liberty Counties. Prior to this position, Mrs. Turner was Chief Financial Officer for a local community bank with responsibilities in: financials, budgeting, staff management and development; AML/BSA compliance; deposit compliance; facility expansion; GLBA-Technology; and audit/exam initiatives. Mrs. Turner began her banking career while working part-time in high school and has worked in many areas of banking including operations, marketing, compliance, financials and human resources. She is a graduate of Florida State University and received a Master's in Business Administration from Troy University in 2005. Mrs. Turner is also a graduate from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. She is a Past Chair for the Tallahassee Community College Foundation and currently serves on the Foundation's Board. She is a Past Chair for the Tallahassee Community College Alumni and Friends Association, a director on the board for the Wakulla County Senior Center and Director Emeritus on the board for the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce. She has joined the Board of the Community Foundation of North Florida and is a member of the Coastal Optimist Club.


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.