TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 15, 2013) – The Tallahassee Community
College Foundation has announced Susan Payne Turner as the new chair of its
Board of Directors.
Susan, a resident of Crawfordville, serves as the chief
risk officer and senior vice president for Prime Meridian Bank in Tallahassee,
and is no stranger to serving the community. Recently appointed as the chair
for the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Council, she is also treasurer for the
Coastal Optimist Club, a past-president of the Wakulla County Chamber of
Commerce and currently serves on the board for the Chamber, a past- member of
the United Way of the Big Bend Committee and a past-board member of the Wakulla
County Youth Fair Association.
“TCC is vitally important to our community,” said Susan.
“I’m honored to be a part of the Foundation’s mission to support the College
and expand accessibility to the great education opportunities at TCC.”
Susan recognizes the financial challenges students face
and the role the Foundation plays in making college dreams a reality in the
community. She is looking forward to shining a light on the President’s
Circle—honoring donors who make annual donations of $1,000 or more—and other
TCC scholarships, such as the Angels of Mercy
Scholarship and the Barbara & Ted Judd Theater Scholarship.
“We’re thrilled to have Susan’s leadership on our Board,”
said Robin C. Johnston, vice president for institutional advancement and
executive director of the TCC Foundation. “She has played such an important
role in the local community—particularly in Wakulla County—and we’re looking forward
to the vision and enthusiasm she’ll bring.”
Susan received her Associate of Arts degree from
Tallahassee Community College, a Bachelor of Science from Florida State
University, and a Master of Business Administration from Troy University.
She also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State