Brock Hill joined the department as Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation on March 1, 2011. Hill oversees Tennessee’s 54 award-winning state parks and 82 state natural areas. A native of Cumberland County, Brock brings a valuable combination of local government and small business experience reflecting 16 years as Cumberland County Mayor and more than 20 years as operator of a family-owned small business in Crossville. Brock served as Cumberland County Mayor from 1994 through 2010, and he successfully led a growing county recognized for its successful strategic planning and thoughtful regional cooperation in areas like economic and community development, workforce development, public health and water resource planning. He was also instrumental in the Crossville region developing a reputation as the “Golf Capitol of Tennessee” over the past ten years.
Brock has a personal interest and record of advocacy for parks, recreation and historical preservation. He has been a long-time board member for the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board for Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Historic Preservation. Brock is no stranger to the people and places of Tennessee State Parks – today or in years past. He worked at Cumberland Mountain State Park during his college summers, and he has been an active friend and promoter of state parks for many years. Hill has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Auburn University. He is married to Cameron Hill and they have three daughters.