Washington, DC Board Member since 2018
Tracy L. Collins, Director of Talent Acquisition for Redhorse Corporation, has more than 20 years of experience performing and managing staffing, recruiting and placement functions within government, for large and small federal consulting firms, the financial sector and the not-for-profit sector.
Mr. Collins is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he was trained as a Russian Cryptologic Linguist at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. He served overseas tours of duty in the United Kingdom and Germany. After returning to the United States, Mr. Collins completed his USAF service while assigned at Headquarters, National Security Agency. Since leaving active-duty service, Mr. Collins has led staffing efforts in support of Y2K Remediation, the Global War on Terror, Sarbanes-Oxley Act Compliance, Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation. He has managed the staffing component of large environmental, energy, and information technology programs for clients.
Mr. Collins has been a congregant at Foundry United Methodist Church since 1997 and has been an active member on committees and ministry teams since 2007. He currently serves in leadership roles within the United Methodist Church’s regional, jurisdictional, and denomination-wide legislative and decision-making bodies.
He studied engineering at Boston University and completed a computer science fellowship at the University of Maryland. He served in the United States Air Force for 10 years as a Russian Cryptologic Linguist and is a recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.
His hobbies include gardening, grilling, reading presidential biographies, traveling, theatre and biking. He volunteers with organizations dedicated to social justice, creating inclusion and diversity in society, ending chronic economic injustice, and healing and strengthening families.