Years in Industry: 35

Education: BA, University of Michigan; JD Wayne State University

Motto I Live By: In all things, focus on what matters.

Collins has led efforts to make the Heartland Region a great place to work, and he’s succeeding big time. Under his influence, the region earned such kudos as Best Places to Work in Kentucky and Detroit Free Press’ Top Workplaces. He also ensures employees are well-mentored, and this past year two of his Heartland employees landed promotions within the organization. When he’s not moving to helping bridge the digital divide to underserved urban areas, you can find him hitting the links.

Last show binged not on your networks: “Jack Ryan”

Last linear content you watched live: Michigan basketball

Favorite podcast: “The Joe Rogan Experience”

What quality do you look for when promoting someone? Good judgment.

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