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Dana M. Gillis Hit One-Year Mark as CEO

Village of Promise


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (July 11, 2023)— Local nonprofit organization Village of Promise (VoP) celebrates the one-year service anniversary and leadership of CEO Dana M. Gillis, who is dedicated to transforming lives – one family at a time. Gillis wholly supports VoP’s mission “to empower families to advance out of poverty using a multi-generational approach, promising support through a continuum of services and inspiring them to achieve their goals and contribute to their community.”


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About Dana Gillis


Dana M. Gillis came to VoP as an experienced, results-oriented leader with a demonstrated record of success in organizational culture change management, executive coaching, and facilitation of organizational change management initiatives.


Public and community service are guiding values of Gillis, as evidenced by his military service as a U.S. Army Field Artillery officer and twenty-four-year career as a Special Agent of the FBI. His community service includes work on the boards of directors of several organizations in the Huntsville community, including the Women’s Business Center of North Alabama (currently known as The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship), Leadership Greater Huntsville, and Arts Huntsville. Dana is a Rotarian and served as the President of the Huntsville Rotary Club for the 2019-2020 service year. He was also named a Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Mover & Shaker in July 2023.

Gillis is a graduate of Leadership Greater Huntsville - Class 24 as well as Leadership Alabama - Class 23. He has served on the Leadership Greater Huntsville Board of Directors and was the 2019 - 2020 President of the Huntsville Rotary Club. Gillis was recently selected to serve on the James Madison University Alumni Association Board of Directors.


Gillis received a B.S. Degree in communication arts from James Madison University and earned a Master of Studies degree in applied criminology and police management from the University of Cambridge. He was also awarded a graduate certificate in public administration from the Washington Public Affairs Center, University of Southern California, and is a graduate of the former British Police Staff College, Bramshill.


Dana, we at VoP salute you!


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