Valerie Hill Rawls

Valerie is the Managing Director of Hill Eco, Inc., and Chairman of Hill Rawls Marketing Consultants, a 30 year-old Marcom firm founded in Schaumburg, IL. Her firm has served an impressive list of local and global clients ranging from Allstate to Zenith.  In the early 90’s Valerie began executing sustainable design and printing into her marketing practice by educating and evangelizing about recycling sustainability to her clients. This passion led Valerie to expand her ecological intelligence in order to communicate the impact of what we consume and produce on the environment.

”You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhiâ

In response to largest migration in human history, between 2007 and 2050, the world’s cities will have absorbed 3.1 billion people,  Valerie established Hill Eco, Inc. to address this issue.  The mission of Hill Eco, Inc. is to create scalable ecological livable built environments that provide housing, health and wellness programming, higher education, employment, business, and economic development platforms for multi-generational social mobility paths.


  1. Partnering with CityCraft Ventures to develop the Marie Hill EcoDistrict.
  2. Assembling a team of blue-chip subject matter experts from John Knott, Jack Nicklaus, Trinity Development Partners, Cityvolve, SERA Architects, CBRE, Sheila Johnson, MG Orender, Richard Dietrich, Pam Session, Dr. David Hooker, M. von Nkosi, Lew Oliver, Ralph Bowden, Susan Brecht and Dr. Jessica Wolfe.
  3. Engaging this mass collaborative team of public, private, and philanthropic stakeholders, from health and wellness researchers, economists, master planners, architects and commercial and residential real estate advisors we will redefine how people of all ages live, work, play, learn and age in place within a sustainable built environment through the lens of Smart Growth, New Urbanism, Environmental and Social Impact.. 
  4. The acceptance into the 2013 Class of the Climate Reality Leadership Corp. Trained by Al Gore as 1 of 1,500 participants representing 38 countries.
  5. Led numerous consulting projects for Fortune 1000-Mid tier organizations, Allstate, American Academy of Pediatrics, Baxter Healthcare, Covad, Navistar, MasterCard, Visa, University of Chicago Hospitals, and Wells Fargo.
  6. Successfully generate over $450MM of new sales for Telecom client.
  7. Led client teams in planning, implementation and evaluation of marketing, strategic sourcing and supplier diversity programs.
  8. Led customer focused sales force strategy, improved customer satisfaction, and significantly increased profit margins.



Illinois State University, Bachelor of ArtsMarketing Communication


  1. 2005 Recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Business Ledger 25 Influential Women In Business Award.
  2. 2013 Climate Reality Leadership Corp. Climate Reality Leader



  1. Butler Street YMCA, Atlanta, GA
  2. Horizon For Youth. Chicago, IL
  3. Schaumburg Business Association, Schaumburg, IL



  1. Harvard Business Club
  2. University of Chicago Hospitals 
  3. Chicago Chapter MBA Association 
  4. Prudential Insurance
  5. Illinois Park & Recreation Conference
  6. Harper College 



  1. Impact UMC, East Point, GA
  2. Living Word Christian Center, Prison Ministry, Forest Park, IL 
  3. Urban Frontiers Ministry, Lagos, Nigeria

Valerie Hill Rawls Managing Director, Hill Eco, Inc.

Valerie Hill Rawls

Managing Director, Hill Eco, Inc.

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Civic Engagement
Facilitation & Strategic Planning
Housing & Community Design
Project Management
Real Estate

Career Stage
  • Fellow
  • Next Gen
  • Mid-Career
  • Bridge
  • Encore
  • Emeritus