Atlanta Black Chambers Leadership

Michael T. Hill

ABC Founder & Visionary
President Emeritus

Michael T. Hill is a proven business strategist and investor, widely recognized for his expertise in market analysis, strategic planning, and SMART marketing strategies. With over 20 years of experience, Hill has become a trusted advisor to CEOs and small business owners throughout the Southern region of the United States.

As the Senior Advisor of Strategic Initiatives for TheMarketPlaceUSA, Hill has led the development and implementation of innovative business strategies that have delivered impressive results for clients across various industries. He is also the Founder and President Emeritus for the Atlanta Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, and Co-Founder and Executive for the Atlanta Black Chambers Foundation and Georgia Coalition Black Chambers.

Hill’s passion for mentoring and developing member-based organizations, social enterprises, and minority chambers has earned him a reputation as a thought leader and influencer in the business world. He holds certifications in Corporate Sustainability (Green) Supply Chains and has conducted presentations, training, and speaking engagements for a variety of prestigious organizations, including the SBA, FDIC, Federal Reserve, Black Enterprise Conference, My Brother’s Keeper White House Initiative, BBC News, PBS, BET, and many others.

Hill’s commitment to driving economic growth in the Southern region is evidenced by his role as the Organizer and Facilitator for the Southern Regional Economic Roundtable. This weekly gathering of key stakeholders, chamber presidents, small business owners, county and city officials, and other member-based organizations from across the region focuses on opportunities for small businesses and social enterprises. To date, the roundtable has conducted over 1000 meetings across 7 states, impacting 616 counties in the Southeastern states.

Hill is a native of Georgia, having grown up in Athens and Augusta. He is a proud alumnus of Clark Atlanta University, where he studied Marketing. Hill is the proud father of three daughters and has been married to his wife Dr. Melonie Bell-Hill for over 20 years. With his extensive knowledge and experience, Hill is a sought-after speaker and business leader, dedicated to helping companies achieve their goals and drive economic growth in the Southern region.