President and CEO, Birmingham Business Alliance
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