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Terrence Hill, Director of Programs and Community Partnerships

Terrence D. Hill, Jr. serves as Director, Programs and Community Partnerships of the Illinois Bicentennial for the Office of the Governor, Bruce Rauner.

Terrence began his career in state government with the Office the Illinois Comptroller, where he worked as Community Outreach Coordinator under Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and directed the Providing Opportunity for Work through Education and Resources (POWER) program. In 2015, Terrence moved to the Office of the Illinois State Governor, serving as Community Outreach Coordinator for Governor Rauner, managing African American affairs and community engagement. He was later promoted to Director of Urban Affairs before moving into his current role for Illinois Bicentennial.

Before entering public service, Terrence worked as the Director of Sales and Marketing for BrownHill Enterprises, a small-business consulting company that he founded and co-owned with this business partner Fredrick Brown. At BrownHill, Terrence implemented marketing and sales strategies that enhanced company growth and provided clients with a substantial return on their investments. Before founding BrownHill Enterprises, Terrence was a Business Development Specialist for the Chicago Minority Business Opportunity Committee (MBOC), an organization that worked in collaboration with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce to increase opportunities for minority entrepreneurs to obtain additional capital, develop management skills, and increase their market penetration. During his tenure, the MBOC was responsible for delivering over $200 Million in contracting opportunities to minority entrepreneurs.  

Terrence is a graduate of Lincoln College and holds a bachelor's degree in political science. He received state-wide recognition for his accomplishments in fostering business diversity, and he has held leadership positions for a variety community groups.