As State Director of the Michigan SBDC, J.D. Collins leads the statewide team in pursuit of their mission to enhance Michigan’s economic wellbeing through consulting, training, and market research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies. Leveraging 20+ years of executive leadership experience in both small businesses and large corporations, Collins oversees the SBDC’s human, financial and administrative resources, as well as key stakeholder relationships.
Collins is passionate about serving the small business community and continuing the SBDC’s innovative approach to helping business owners and entrepreneurs.
J.D. earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management from Albion College.