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Rob Hillman for 6th District City Council

As a finance executive in investment banking, investment advisor in financial markets, engineer and public servant for nearly 30 years, Robert Hillman has a track record of successfully using his expertise to help our community.  “Rob” believes in 3 principals for a stronger and vibrant future for Charlotte as the next District 6 City Council member:


Growing Together:

Rob believes that creating public/private partnerships and workforce development programs will create jobs and economic growth.  He supports a Unified Development Ordinance that will allow for sustainable growth and a more equitable future for Charlotte.  Growing together also means working to increase the upward mobility for all of our citizens, protecting our clean air and water and transitioning to clean renewable energy.


Moving Together:

Rob believes that an improved multimodal transportation system will help build our economy, enhance job opportunities and improve our quality of life.  He will work with city, regional, state and federal officials to improve our transportation options, including building a better bus network, additional light rail, greenways, bikeways and quality sidewalks


Safer Together:

Rob believes that the safety of our residents is critical to the growth of our community.  He will work with police, first responders and the community to build stronger relationships to ensure that all residents of Charlotte can feel safe in their daily lives.

Rob is currently a Director at Virtus from FIS Fund Services - a Financial Technology company providing investment compliance and reporting services to private credit investors and investment managers internationally. Prior to FIS, Hillman was a Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, an Investment Banker for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and an Economics Research Analyst for Barclays Capital. Rob will bring his financial expertise to the Charlotte City Council.


Hillman earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.  Rob also has the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation.  He is especially proud of his daughter, Braeanna, who earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health from Tulane University and currently serves on the Pre K - 12 COVID-19 Planning Team of Office of State Superintendent of Education in Washington, D.C.


Complementing Rob’s professional career, he has been active in community, civic and political organizations.  Rob is a former commissioner for the Centralina Economic Development Commission. He has served as a robotics’ coach for both Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte. Rob has served on the Board of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte, and the planning committees for the Taste of the Nation Charlotte and the Charlotte Literary Book Festival. He is a member of Leadership Charlotte - Class 34.  Hillman represented North Carolina as a President Obama delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention and area coordinator for Obama for America in 2008.

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