duke-04Chris Collins

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Chris Collins was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies where is was also was scholarship athlete for the wrestling team.  Chris started his professional career in Atlanta, GA with Newell Rubbermaid and worked exclusively with Home Depot corporate office.  He then pursued an opportunity with Liberty Mutual Insurance, and relocated to Greenville, SC as the South Carolina Sales & Operations Manager.  In, 2008 he co-founded South Carolina Insurance Brokers.  After selling the agency in 2012, he joined Duke where he currently serves as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  His responsibilities include leading Sales, Marketing, Research & Development, and Client Care.

In the past, Chris has served on Greenville Chamber Board of Advisors, Greenville Children’s Hospital Advisory Council, PULSE’s Advisory Board, Greenville County’s Safety Coalition, and the Greenville County Human Relations Commission.

Chris was selected as one of “Greenville’s Best & Brightest under the age of 35” by Greenville Magazine. He has also been featured on the cover of the Link publication for Young Entrepreneurs. Regarding community engagement, he received the Big Brother of the Year award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, Safeco Insurance Community Leader Award, and the Community Quarterback Award from the Carolina Panthers.  Chris completed Leadership Greenville in 2010, and is a Class 36 graduate of this program through the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys going to the gym, coaching wrestling, traveling, and spending time with his family.