On June 25, The Hill School Alumni Association held its annual meeting in which association leaders reviewed the previous year, outlined the strategic priorities for the upcoming year, voted to accept revised By-Laws, and celebrated a change of leadership. Wallace Gundy ’04 was welcomed as the incoming Alumni Association President. The first alumna to serve as Alumni Association President, Wallace replaces Rob Walley ’88, who has served in the capacity for the past five years.
Rob commenced the meeting with the Year in Review and then introduced Wallace. Prior to beginning her section of the presentation, Wallace paid tribute to Rob and thanked him for his service throughout the past five years and beyond.
“You have had a significant impact on several components of my life and I’ve learned a lot about how to be a leader and how to serve,” Wallace said in the beginning of her tribute to Rob.
Rob has been an active volunteer at The Hill since graduating in 1988. He serves as Class Secretary, and eight years ago he offered his time, vision, and energy to serve as Vice President of the Alumni Association, a role he held for three years until he assumed the role of President. Through his leadership and love for the School, the Alumni Association has grown stronger, adding additional Regional Chapters and Affiliate Groups. Rob will remain on the Executive Committee through June 2021.
Meet Wallace Gundy ’04
Wallace is well-poised to assume the role of Alumni Association President. She is a Class Secretary, previously served as President of the Boston regional chapter of the Alumni Association, and for the past three years she was the association’s Vice President.
The daughter of longtime Hill employees Jay and Kim Gundy, Wallace and her brother Mac ’08 grew up on campus. During the 2004 Commencement ceremony, Wallace received a pair of special prizes that were ominous for her future of service to the School: The Archibald R. Montgomery Award, presented to that sixth former who has demonstrated the greatest friendship and personal concern for fellow students; and the Nicolai H. Hiller, Jr. Memorial Prize, awarded annually to that member of the School who best exemplifies the Spirit of Exemplary Effort and Loyal Service to Fellow Students and the School.
Following her graduation from The Hill, Wallace attended the University of Virginia. She earned a degree in English from U.V.A. in 2008 and then spent the next ten years working in the admissions office at Portsmouth Abbey School. She recently earned her M.B.A from University of Rochester, Simon School of Business where she served as president of the Graduate Business Counsel and was named one of the best brightest 2020 M.B.A. graduates by Poets and Quants. She soon will start a new job as a senior project manager for Amazon in Seattle.