New Trustees Elected at Spring Hill College

Fri, 09/26/2008 (All day)

MOBILE – Six new members have been elected to The Spring Hill College Board of Trustees. They are: Karen Outlaw Atchison, Thomas Joseph Clark, III, Terry Hillery, Vincent F. “Vince” Kilborn, and Celia Ann Harmon Wallace and John Zollinger.

Karen Outlaw Atchison is a lifelong Mobilian and daughter of former Mobile mayor and college trustee, Arthur R. Outlaw. She attended Mary Baldwin College and graduated from The University of Alabama in 1974 with a B.S. in home economics. An active community volunteer, she has served as chairwoman of the board of the Museum of the City of Mobile, treasurer of the Junior League of Mobile, Secretary of the Alabama Humanities Foundation, and is a graduate of Leadership Mobile. Atchison is a member of the Board of UMS-Wright Preparatory School, the Mobile Symphony Board, the Leadership Board of the College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of Alabama, and vice chairwoman of the Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau Board. 

Mr. Thomas Joseph Clark III ’59 is president of the Lilly Company in Memphis, Tenn.  After graduating from Spring Hill College in 1959 with a B.S. in economics, he entered the United States Army. During Clark’s 20-year career with the Army, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, two Bronze Stars, the Army Commendation Medal, and 23 Air Medals. Upon retirement from the Army, he joined The Lilly Company, a company started by his grandfather in 1919. The Lilly Company, a material handling company, has under Clark’s tenure, expanded from one to 11 branches throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. 

Terence Hillery is the president of The Hillery Holding Company, which is composed of six companies in the fields of real estate development, real estate sales, construction, and renewable energy. Hillery graduated from Spring Hill in 2000 with a double major in accounting and finance. His company is currently in the process of converting an old school, church, and rectory into 100-plus residential unit and attempting to become one of the first Zero-Energy multi-family buildings in the U.S. Hillery was recently appointed to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Zero-Net Energy Buildings Task Force and is on the Builders Association of Greater Boston’s Green Committee. Hillery lives in Boston and is an active volunteer with several camps for children with cancer, as well as the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Vincent F. “Vince” Kilborn ’64 is a partner with Kilborn, Roebuck & McDonald law firm in Mobile and specializes in the areas of commercial litigation. He is also manager of The Joseph Treadwell Charitable Foundation that primarily supports health, education and human services initiatives, Kilborn is a graduate of McGill High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Spring Hill in 1964. He also holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Alabama and a Master's degree from New York University. He has been active in various community projects and organizations including Mobile Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army’s Neediest Families project. In 2006, Kilborn and his wife, Marcia, established the Vincent J. Kilborn Jr. Endowment Fund at the University of South Alabama, named for is father. The fund supports postdoctoral fellowship programs.

Celia Ann Harmon Wallace is chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Medical Health Systems, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Chunchula Energy Corporation both in Mobile. A native of Brighton, Ala., Wallace attended the University of Alabama and is board certified in radiological technology. She is a member of the Alabama Society of Radiological Technologists and the American Society of Radiological Technologists. Wallace has been involved in numerous civic activities including the Mobile Industrial Development Board, Mobile Opera Board and Mobile Historic Preservation Society, Penelope House Advisory Board and Forward Mobile. She has served as vice president for the Alabama Port Authority, American Red Cross Board of Directors and is a national trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She also serves on the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Nursing Board of Visitors.

John Zollinger ’89 is the manager of the Commercial Real Estate lending department of Regions Bank for the New Orleans market. He was born in New Orleans and graduated from Jesuit High School in 1985.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1989 from Spring Hill. In 1993, he formed and managed the Gaming Specialty group with Regional/National Banking and grew the gaming related portfolio to over $100 million. In 1999 Zollinger joined Banc One Capital Markets in Houston, Texas in the National Lending group. In 2001, he re-joined Whitney to run the Commercial Banking department in Gulfport, Miss. This community bank was purchased by Whitney a few years earlier and under Zollinger’s leadership grew from a loan portfolio of $28 million to well over $100 million in just three years. He took a position with Parish National Bank in late 2004 as a commercial lender. In May 2007, he joined Regions. He served on the board of directors of the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, Westminster Academy, and was the Chairman of Junior Achievement while living in Gulfport.