Hilliard has worked for over 33 years in the Construction and Design field. He is a lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and began his career in construction back in the 80’s. After attending college, he went to work for several Design firms along the coast for the next 18+ years. He worked for Jackson County as an inspector immediately after Hurricane Katrina and moved into their Senior Inspector position within his first year. He recently worked for the City of Ocean Springs for 5+ years as their Building Official and currently serves as the Building Director for the City of D’Iberville.