Collin Mays is one of Michigan’s fastest rising young professionals. Mr. Mays graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.A. in Political Science. On campus he was very active and held numerous positions including, President of the WMU College Democrats and Chairman of Political Affairs for the Student Association. Collin began his career interning for the Michigan State Senate and Wayne County Corporation Counsel.
Mr. Mays is a 2012 Who’s Who in Black Detroit inductee, a 2014 Young Democrat of the Year, a 2015 Spirit of Detroit award recipient and a 2015 Michigan Chronicle 40 under 40. Collin has appeared on numerous television and radio programs as well as being featured in multiple publications. He previously served as District Director to State Representative Vicki Barnett as well as District Director to State Senator David Knezek. Currently, he serves as Talent Development Director for Southeast Michigan Community Alliance.
Mays is also a member of the UNCF Detroit InterAlumni Council, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Boys Hope Girls Hope and the National Organization of Blacks in Government. Through his professional achievements, personal endeavors and community involvement Mr. Mays has proven to be a champion both inside and outside the realm of Government.
Speaker, Author, Thought-Leader… and I really like this one, vibrant living culture creator; Golden Soror of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Michigan Women’s Commission Appointee. With more than forty years of expertise in business management and personal development, I also have the distinction of receiving the NAWBO Top Businesswoman Award and the Booker T. Washington Legacy Award.