Meet the 205: Brian Hilson

In leading the BBA, which seeks to grow and diversify the Birmingham economy and enhance the area’s quality of life, Hilson draws on 35 years of experience in economic development in Alabama. Prior to joining the BBA in 2011, he was president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County. Over the years, Hilson has worked with many important companies, including Toyota, UPS, Delta Air Lines, and Verizon.

Alma Mater Auburn University; The University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute

On my Bucket List Going hunting in Canada

Toughest Challenge Birmingham’s self-image

Favorite Book or Movie Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Dessert My mother’s apple pie