Tate Hill II has been the Senior Manager of Administration since 2016. In this role he leads fund & contract development, investor relations, borrower/business technical assistance and public relations. Previously, Tate was the President & CEO of the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce. He has been a strong advocate for entrepreneurship and economic growth in the African-American community since 2009. In 2014, he organized the Central Valley Business Diversity Partnership, a regional coalition that encourages greater diversity and inclusion in procurement and jobs for communities of color. In 2012, he founded the Central Valley Business Diversity Expo, the region’s premier public-private business match making event creating nearly sessions between buyers and diverse suppliers. In 2010, he co-founded the Fresno Metro Black Chamber Foundation to support community development and philanthropy within the Valley’s African-American community. Fresno Metro Black Chamber has been recognized as 2015 Diverse Business Enterprise by Southern California Edison and 2012 Chamber of the Year by the California Black Chamber. He currents serves on the Fresno Mayors’ Advisory Council and as a board member of the Greenlining Institute and the Fresno County Office of Education Foundation.
Tate has a master of science in community economic development from Southern New Hampshire University and a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in finance from the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno. He is a proud alumnus of Edison High in West Fresno.