Mark Hillis

Mark Hillis,
Marine Corps

 Retired, SunTrust Bank and United States Marine Corps

Tallahassee, FL

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 Advancement Committee, and Chairman of the College of Business Board (1996 - 1998)

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

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

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

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 Center for Real Estate Education & Research 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 and 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

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

2010: Member, Hospice of the Comforter Board of Directors

2010 - Present: Member, Florida State University Board of Trustees. Chair of the Finance, Business and Audit Committee. Chair of Collective Bargaining Issues. Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.

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 and Secretary of the Board of Directors of The Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc., and Chair of the Scholarship Committee

2011 - Received Theta Chi Fraternity Gamma Rho Chapter Award for Meritorius Service

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

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

2012 - Present: Member, Florida State University Veterans Advancement Board

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

2014: Received 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 Nancy Casper Hillis and Mark Hillis Endowment for Undergraduate Research in the Florida State University Division of Undergraduate Studies

2015: Established Mark and Nancy Casper Professorship in Real Estate in the Florida State University College of Business

Member, Florida State University Francis Eppes, James D. Westcott, Custodes Lampadis, and the Seminole Booster MICCO Society

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 Association Officers of America