About

Tate was raised in West Fresno, works in Downtown, and lives in the Tower District.

Work & Community Involvement

  • Senior Manager, Fresno EOC/Access Plus Capital
  • Former President & CEO, Fresno Metro Black Chamber (FMBCC)
  • Founder, FMBCC Foundation
  • Former Vice President Program Services, Fresno West Coalition for Economic Development
  • Member, Elm Avenue Corridor Brownfield Steering Committee
  • Member, Southwest Fresno Specific Plan Steering Committee
  • Steering Committee & Plan 5 Taskforce, Fresno Transformative Climate Communities (TCC)
  • Mayor Advisory Council (2008-2016, 2017-Present)
  • Member & Chair (2007-09), District 3 Implementation Committee
  • Founding Chair, Creative Fresno
  • Two-time Fresno NAACP Image Award Winner

Education Background

  • M.S. Community Economic Development – Southern New Hampshire University
  • B.S. Business Finance – California State University, Fresno
  • Fellow, Great Valley Center
  • West Fresno Schools: Ivy Head Start, Bethune, Computech, Edison High School

Family

Son of educators & small business owners– Pastor Tate Hill Sr. and Carla Hill; brother to Paul (Shyron) and Candice (Benjamin); and the proud uncle to nine.

 

More about Tate

Tate Hill II has more than an decade of experience working in District 3 to spur jobs and small business opportunities. He is a sought out leader with a track record of working with residents, business and government to address community economic development issues in southwest Fresno.

Tate is the Senior Manager of Administration at the Access Plus Capital, a subsidiary of Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission, one of the largest community action agencies in the country. Access Plus Capital has helped create over 1000 jobs by provide more than $27 million in loan capital and more than 6000 hours of business advising to small business located in under-served communities throughout the Valley. 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 addition, he created innovative programs like the Green Team, assisting and certifying Fresno County businesses for environmental-friendly operations and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Network to support women business owners. In 2010, he co-founded the Fresno Metro Black Chamber Foundation to support community development and philanthropy within the Valley’s African-American community resulting in nearly a half a million of investments. Fresno Metro Black Chamber was recognized as 2015 Diverse Business Enterprise by Southern California Edison and 2012 Chamber of the Year by the California Black Chamber.

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.