Gene Gillespie (’80) lives in Nashville, TN where he is Development Director for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville. Gene oversees all Corporate Business Development & Fundraising for the agency throughout the 38 counties of Middle Tennessee. After graduating with a B.A in Communication, Gene began his business career in sales with Procter & Gamble.
From there his business communication skillset propelled him into distinctive business development & executive leadership roles with: E&J Gallo Winery, United Distillers, Catalina Marketing, Cspace/Omnicom Corp, and then his own venture capital company, Indoor Media Group; all prior to a personal life/career shift to assume his final career role of providing LOVE + HOPE + HEALING while serving the needs of others for Catholic Charites.
As cheerleader for MIZZOU during his 4-years of college or the honor of being elected Homecoming King his senior year, Gene regards his time at MIZZOU; his commitment to the University as a Lifetime Alumni member; and his role as a member of this Advisory Council for the Department of Communications, all to have defined the legacy he committed himself to, in an effort to mentor opportunities for others.