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Mark Hillis, '64 Finance

hillis2015 Residence: 215 W. College Avenue, Tallahassee Center #1102, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-524-2035
Email: markhillis64@yahoo.com

1964: Florida State University, BS - Business Administration, Major - Finance

1977: Woodrow Wilson College of Law, JD Degree

1964 - 1966: Salesman, Best Foods Division, CPC International

1966 - 1986: Major, U.S. Marine Corps

1969 - 2002: First Vice President, Real Estate Finance - SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, GA

1980: Married Nancy (“Nan”) Casper Hillis, Florida State University Class of 1976

1988: Established Nancy Casper Hillis & Mark Hillis Endowed Fund for Finance in the Florida State University College of Business

1989 - 2015: Member, Florida State University College of Business Board of Governors, and Chairman of the College of Business Board (1996 - 1998)

1992 - 1997: Chairman, Georgia Florida State University Capital Campaign Committee

1993 - 2002: Member, Florida State University Alumni Association Board of Directors, and Former Treasurer

1995 - 2008: Member, Florida State University Foundation Board of Trustees; Former Secretary, Chairman of the Real Estate, Finance, Development and Capital Campaign Executive Committees

1996: Recipient of the Florida State University Alumni Association Circle of Gold Award

1998: FSU College of Business Charles A. Bruning Distinguished Speaker

2000: Established Mark and Nancy Casper Hillis Dining Room at Florida State University Alumni Center

2002: Retired, SunTrust Bank

2003 - Present: Director, Florida State University College of Business Real Estate Center Executive Board

2004 - 2006: Member and Treasurer of The Council on Culture & Arts for Tallahassee/Leon County, and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee

2004:  Established Mark Hillis and Nancy Casper Hillis Endowed Fund for Real Estate in the Florida State University College of Business

2004 - 2008: Member, Florida State University Alumni Association Development Committee

2006 - 2009: Member, Southern Scholarship Foundation Board, Chairman of the Investment Committee, and Member of the Executive Committee

2007 - 2009: Member, Community Advancement Board of The Hospice of the Comforter for Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties (Florida)

2009: Member of the Florida State University Alumni Association Centennial Steering Committee

2010: Member, Hospice of the Comforter Board of Directors

2010 - Present: Member and Vice Chairman, Florida State University Board of Trustees; and Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. Former Chair of the Finance, Business and Audit Committee; Collective Bargaining Issues Committee; and the Select Committee for Strategic Planning.

2010: Established Mark and Nancy Casper Hillis Endowed Scholarship for Football

2011: Inducted into the Florida State University College of Business Hall of Fame

2011 - Present: Member, Secretary, and Chair of the Scholarship Committee of the Board of Directors of The Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity

2011 - Recipient of the Theta Chi Fraternity Gamma Rho Chapter Award for Meritorius Service

2012 - Present: Member, Florida State University Undergraduate Studies Development Council

2012 - 2014: Member, Florida State University Graduate School Advancement Council

2012 - Present: Member, Florida State University Veterans Alliance Advancement Council

2012: Donated real estate to Florida State University to support the construction of the new College of Business building, Legacy Hall, and the Veterans Legacy Complex

2013 - 2018: Board Member, Florida State University National Capital Campaign Committee

2014: Recipient of the Theta Chi Fraternity David E. Devol Award for Exemplary Service

2014: Member, FSU Alumni Association Ambassadors

2014: Inducted into the Florida State University Emeritus Alumni Society

2015: Member, Florida State University College of Business Past Presidents Council

2015: Established the Nancy Casper Hillis and Mark Hillis Endowment for Undergraduate Research in the Florida State University Division of Undergraduate Studies

2015: Funded a charitable gift annuity to establish the Mark and Nancy Casper Hillis Professorship in Real Estate in the Florida State University College of Business

2015: Recipient of the Theta Chi Fraternity Citation of Honor for Outstanding Service

2015: Funded a charitable gift annuity to establish the Nancy Casper Hillis and Mark Hillis Endowed Scholarships for Women's Softball and Women's Basketball

2016-2017: Member Florida State University Strategic Planning Committee

2016 - Present: Member, SunTrust Bank Florida Panhandle Regional Advisory Board of Directors

2017 - Present: Member, Florida State University Libraries Advancement Board

2017 - Present: Member, Florida State University Strategic Plan Implementation Committee

2017 - Present: Member, Florida State University Branding Committee

2017: Elected as an Emeritus Member of the Southern Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors

2017: Established the Mark and Nan Casper Hillis Endowed Fund for Student Veterans

2017: Recipient of the Real Estate Network Award in recognition of Mark and Nan's generous contributions to the FSU Real Estate program.

2018: Recipient of the FSU Alumni Association Emeritus Alumni Society Commitment to Excellence Award

2018: Recipient of the FSU Faculty Senate Mores Torch Award

Member, Florida State University Francis Eppes, James D. Westcott, Custodes Lampadis, Vires, Artes, Mores, Sapphire, and the Seminole Boosters MICCO Societies

Lifetime Member, Florida State University Alumni Association

Florida State University Seminole Booster

Theta Chi Fraternity

Leadership Georgia - Class of 2000

Lifetime Member, Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Lifetime Member, Marine Corps Reserve Association and the Military Officers Association of America



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