faculty

The Honorable Matthew Collier
(USMA 1979)

Expertise:
Leadership Coaching, Business Operations Consulting, Turnaround Planning & Execution, Strategic Planning, Public Sector Leadership, Business – Government Relations, Speaker on Effective Leadership

Experience:
Originally from Michigan, Mr. Collier has served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army, held major elective public office, and worked in the private sector during his diverse career. 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 Mayor in the United States.  He served as “strong” Mayor in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer of Flint, Michigan from 1987 to 1991. Since that time, Mr. Collier has served in various and ascending capacities with a variety of high technology companies. These assignments have included over 13 years of President & CEO experience, company ownership, and stints in both private and public companies. In addition to assisting clients as a business operations and leadership consultant, Mr. Collier serves as a Senior Advisor with West End Partners, a Santa Barbara, California based business consulting company; and also as a speaker on effective leadership. He resides with his family in Thousand Oaks, California.

Publications/Awards:
Various military and civic awards; Authored article, Leadership: Learning from Success and Failure for The Journal of Leadership Studies

Education:
BS, Engineering, USMA at West Point
Masters, Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School with coursework at the Harvard Business School

Organizations and Board Experience:
Board of Directors of One World, a non-profit education oriented and character development organization based in New York; “Thought Leadership Summit” initiative member for the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; Strategic Advisory Board of Influx Venture Partners