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Who We Are

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Eddie Hill

President & CEO

About US

As a professional, having worked in the corporate arena for more than 30 years, we are continuing to build businesses that are based on integrity and knowledge. Mr. Hill’s background, skills, education, and experience can make a positive contribution to Eddie Hill Consulting Group’s success.

In addition, Mr. Hill has an Associate Degree in Business and Graphic Arts degree respectively from Lawson State Community College and studies at UAB and University of Alabama Tuscaloosa in management studies for the Southern Company.

In 1973, after completing his studies, Mr. Hill was hired at Southern Research in the engineering department (Metallurgy) to design drawings for government manuals. After 3 months at Southern Research, Mr. Hill was hired at Alabama Power Company in the engineering area of Power Delivery. He continued to work at night for Southern Research for 5 year.

While working for Alabama Power Company as an engineering aid, He worked on product development teams, analyzing new product concepts, drafting civil and mechanical engineering drawings and sketches, creating real-world models, and handling quality assurance issues. He was then promoted to the Human Resources Department (Training/ Audio Visual); where he led a team in developing presentation visuals for executives, in the form of slide dissolve presentations and Power Point Presentations. Then he was promoted to lead Alabama Power Company’s Supplier Diversity Program as Director, and lead for the Southern Company, they were able (as a team) to lead the electric utility industry in inclusion of minority and small business concerns.

In January of 1998 He opted to take an early out. In May of the same year, He started a consulting firm, Eddie Hill Consulting Group (with a limited partnership with T.A. Lewis & Associates aka TALA Pro), a company creating and developing Supplier Diversity Programs.

Eddie Hill Chaired and served on the board of the Alabama Minority Supplier Diversity Council, now the South Regions Minority Suppliers diversity council and Chaired the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce African American Council from 2000 – 2002.

Programs

Mr. Hill’s academic experiences are extensive:

  • Extensive managerial experience, managing both peoples and processes. At Alabama Power Company He had a budget of more than a million dollars, also impacting more than a billion dollars in purchasing of materials and services.
  • An extensive area of relationships with organizations and leaders in federal, state local and private sector businesses.
  • Expertise in conducting interviews with prospective clients and business leaders.
  • Expertise in developing new processes in technical fields.
  • Experienced in networking and creating strategic alliances with the business community
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cultural and social conditions of small disadvantaged businesses.
  • Skilled in developing and starting new and innovative strategies.

Core Competency – Business Development

  • Locate and define business opportunities for clients
  • Act as the intermediate to contact and arrange interviews with potential business resources
  • We work very closely with the communities in which we serve
  • Assist clientele with relationship building; with prospective clients; and business opportunities
  • Utilize purchasing and contract knowledge to assist clients through instructing and coaching
  • Match small businesses with corporate/government purchasing entities for business opportunities
  • Assist corporate/government entities to develop programs that assist small business development
  • Help small businesses identify business solutions that further the success of their businesses.
  • Work with businesses with need for supplier diversity programs and any diversity issues.
  • Creating, developing, initiating, managing, and evaluating supplier diversity programs
  • Helping build economic development and jobs