Success on her own terms.
As president and CEO of a technology consulting firm, Tamera Hill knows the value of a dollar—and of staying true to herself.
Before studying marketing at MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business, Hill got her feet wet—and hands dirty—pumping gas at her parents’ full-service gas station.
“I always said I would make my own money learning what I learned from my mom and dad and never have to depend on anyone else for that,” says Hill.
And she did just that. Hill went on to start two technology companies and says she owes her success to the work ethic and determination her parents instilled in her.
In addition to her parents, she credits her experience at MSU with preparing her for the real world—one in which she has learned the importance of balancing career success with personal integrity and priorities.
“I have to be happy and true to myself,” Hill says. “Every company I’ve been with, that has been extremely important.”