Upcoming Speakers
Jun 15, 2021
Past Presidents, Rotary Club of Hattiesburg
Jun 22, 2021
Jun 29, 2021
President Elect
Executive Secretary
Immediate Past President
Public Relations

Mr. Bill Pace

Dr. Tom Estes

Past President (1998-1999) & Paul Harris Fellow

These are some highlights of his career :
  • State Director of vocational programs for the Ms. Dept of Education.
  • Director of the American Enterprise
  • Center of the Ms Economic Council.
  • Director of Millsaps College fundraising .
  • Asst. V.P. of the USM Foundation
  • Founding member of the Greater Pine Belt Foundation.
Other post-retirement positions:
  • President Sales & Marketing Executives in Jackson
  • President of Racquet Club of Hattiesburg
  • President Senior Quest Club Hattiesburg
  • Past Advisory Board Chair of the DuBard School at USM.
Bill is also a Paul Harris Fellow.
A native of Amory, MS, Bill and his wife, Sue, have 4 children & 5 grandchildren.
Past President (1981-1982) & Paul Harris Fellow
These are some highlights of his career:
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • A USM Professor of Accounting
  • Asst. Director of Education of American Certified Public Accountants
  • V.P. of of Business/Finance at USM
  • Sr VP of Finance at Mercer University
  • CFO at Houston Community College
  • President United Way of Hattiesburg
  • President Hattiesburg Chamber ofCommerce
  • Bachelors Degree, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Master of Science, Oklahoma State University
  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas
A native of Natchez, Tom and his wife, Frances, have 4 children , 8 grandchildren & 1 great-grandson.


A Biloxi native, Bill is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. His professional history includes 5 years as Downtown Services Manager for the City of Biloxi, which included managing the Main Street Program and the city’s visitor services program, as well as coordinating community special events. He also served as Main Street Executive Director for Greenville, Mississippi for two years.  Presently he is an Executive Planner and serves as the historic preservation officer for the City of Biloxi overseeing development in the City’s six locally designated historical districts and managing the City owned and operated historic properties and museums including the Biloxi Visitors Center and the Biloxi Civic Center. 
Bill is a board member for Main Street Biloxi, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi Chamber of Commerce, Humane Society of South Mississippi, The Peoples Heritage Foundation and Southern Coastal Federal Credit Union. Bill lives in Harrison County with his three fur babies, Rosie Marie, Bruiser and Scarlett Ann. 
President Mark Killingsworth presided over today’s meeting. A.D. Hunt provided the opening prayer. Stephen Utroska led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was held at the Holiday Inn North and on Zoom.
Joe Bost thanked those who helped with today’s meeting. Mark has Nick Adams as his guest.
Mark then introduced today’s guest speaker, Paula Mathis. Paula is the Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Southern Mississippi. She took that position in the fall of 2018. Prior to that she taught in the USM Honors College for 17 years.
Our guest, Paula Mathis (OLLI) and Club President, Mark Killingsworth.
Hattiesburg Rotary

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Burger Theory—Holiday Inn Hattiesburg North
6553 US HWY 49
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
United States of America