Originally from Michigan, Mr. Collier served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army, held major elective public office, and has worked in the private sector for over 20 years. Matt holds degrees from the United States Military Academy at West Point, as well as from Harvard University.
Following his graduation from West Point, and subsequent to his six years of service in the military, Mr. Collier served as the Chief of Staff for a U.S. Congressman, and was then elected as the youngest big city “strong” Mayor in the United States. He served as Mayor of Flint, Michigan from 1987 to 1991 in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer.
Since that time, Mr. Collier has served in executive roles with a variety of high technology companies. These assignments have included over 13 years of President & CEO experience, company ownership, and executive stints in both private and public companies.
Appointed by President Obama, Matt is currently working for VA Secretary Bob McDonald, responsible for VA Strategic Partnerships; and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of One World, a non-profit leadership and character development organization based in New York.
He resides in Thousand Oaks, California and Washington, D.C.