On the recommendation of Governor Brian P. Kemp, the board of directors of the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) today approved Hunter Hill as the next executive director effective July 1, 2022. Hill currently serves as deputy director. GEFA’s current executive director, Kevin Clark, is retiring from state government effective June 30, 2022.

Prior to GEFA, Hill held numerous leadership positions in the private sector, the U.S. military, and in the Georgia General Assembly as a Georgia State Senator.

Hill earned his bachelor’s degree in general management from the U.S. Military Academy West Point in West Pont, New York. Starting his career as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, he graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne, the U.S. Army Air Assault, and the U.S. Army Ranger schools.

Hill served three combat tours leading five different teams in Afghanistan and Iraq. He received two Bronze Stars among other decorations and served as a general’s aide in Iraq. Hill currently serves as chairman of The Warrior Alliance. 

In 2005, Hill joined Carter and Associates where he held leadership positions on large-scale commercial real estate development projects.

Hill was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2013 and served five years. During his time in the Georgia State Senate, Hill was president of Tommy Newberry Coaching, an executive and leadership coaching firm.

Most recently, Hill was a partner and director of growth at SignatureFD, a wealth management firm in Atlanta.

Hill resides in Atlanta with his wife, Shannan, and their two children.