George J. Collins '62
(Out-of-state alumnus, appointed July 2012)
Mr. George J. Collins is the current Managing Partner of Collins Capital Investors Trust LL, LP located in Florida. Prior to his current role, Mr. Collins served as Chairman, President and CEO for T. Rowe Price Associates from 1984-1997. Before ascending to the role of CEO, he served as a director within the firm and created the fixed-income division in 1971. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, he worked as a Senior Security Analyst for United States Fidelity & Guaranty. Upon graduation from the Virginia Military Institute in 1962, Mr. Collins commissioned and served in the United States Air Force until 1967, serving as a Squadron Commander at the rank of Captain, and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. He was raised in West Haven Connecticut where he attended Notre Dame High School.
While attending VMI, Mr. Collins was a star athlete and was later inducted into the VMI Sports Hall of Fame for his significant achievements in NCAA Swimming. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, an MBA with distinction from American University (1970) and completed the Stanford University Executive program in 1982.
Mr. Collins currently serves on the Baltimore National Seaport Advisory Board. He is a past trustee with VMI Investment Holdings LLC, has served as the Chairman of the Board for The American University, and also Chairman of the World Trade Center Institute. He was also on the boards of Loyola College in Baltimore, Living Classrooms Foundation, Stanford University School of Business, Morgan State Business School, and the Maryland Academy of Sciences. His extensive community involvement includes service with the YMCA of Greater Baltimore, Associated Catholic Charities, honorary Chairman for the Leukemia Cup (1995-1997), South Baltimore Learning Center (1998), Annapolis Hospice Cup (1998), and Stadium Place (2000-2001). Additionally he has served as the chairman, Baltimore City Task Force on Homelessness (1999-2000).
His extensive awards include the Catholic Charities Distinguished Service Award, American University Alumni Achievement Award, International YMCA Distinguished Service Award, medallion of honor from the Virginians in Maryland, Business Leader of the Year – Loyola College, Baltimore, SAMA Medal—Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in addition to a number of awards, trophies and accolades received as a yachtsman. Mr. Collins is the Founder, Skipper and Syndicate Head of Chessie Racing with the Whitbread 60 Yacht Racing Team and participated in the 1997-1998 Whitbread Round the World Race.
George Collins and his wife, Maureen, reside in Miami Beach, Florida. They have three children.