Audit Donor Stewardship
With 36 years of successful banking and financial services experience combined with more than 25 years in nonprofit leadership, Nan Hillis is known for demonstrating a broad range of institutional experience, building high-performance teams, creating cultures of partnership and trust, and maintaining exceptional executive management skills. During her career as a financial executive, Hillis has been part of senior leadership teams that have either created highly effective and efficient groups or revitalized underperforming divisions. In addition, she has been active in nonprofit organizations by providing strategic leadership with a focus on financial stability and senior team development.
Hillis’ financial experience includes membership on the leadership teams that initiated a leasing division for a large national telecommunications company. She also led a team of commercial lenders who changed Bank South from a nonperforming institution to an acquisition candidate that proved to be highly sought after, as it was subsequently sold to NationsBank.
Hillis joined BB&T as city executive coincident with the group’s first acquisition in Florida in 2002. Four years later, she was promoted to region president and was an integral part of the leadership team that significantly expanded the Florida market presence during a very difficult economic period.
Throughout her career, Hillis has been known as a strong coach and a mentoring advocate. She has initiated, led and participated in programs that encouraged high-performing individuals to share their knowledge and to provide coaching to others. These programs include an employer-sponsored initiative that assists women with great potential in critical stages of their careers and has resulted in decreased employee turnover and increased employee satisfaction.
Her passion for contributing to the community includes more than 25 years of working with various nonprofit entities. Her focus has been leadership in organizations that support youth and education. For the past 18 years, Hillis has served on the board of directors for the Girl Scouts of Northwest Georgia and the Girl Scouts of the USA. During her tenure, she actively led numerous successful fundraising campaigns and provided leadership during the organization’s transformation. Currently, she serves as chair of the Florida State University College of Business Board of Governors.
Hillis earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration from Florida State University and majored in finance and marketing. She and her husband of 32 years, Mark, live in Tallahassee. She enjoys reading, traveling, bicycling, participating in water sports and anything Florida State University-related.