Vallie Collins
VALLIE COLLINS
"Miracle on the Hudson" Plane Crash Survivor
TRAVELS FROM:
Tennessee
SPEAKER FEE:

$2,500 - $5,000

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

"Vallie Collins describes her experience onboard USAIR Flight 1549 in an extremely powerful message that is centered in servant leadership and a passion for living. Listening as she shares a detailed account of what she believed would be her final seconds on earth is both emotional and uplifting. Vallie is an inspiration and a constant reminder that "every day is a lucky day."

President & CEO

"Vallie Collins delivers a riveting account of her near death experience aboard US Airways Flight 1549 on January 15, 2009. She combines an articulate and objective description of the event along with her heartfelt and resolute realization of the precious nature of life. I enthusiastically look forward to hearing her speak again."

Eric R. Carlson, DMD, MD

"Hearing Vallie's story validated and reiterated one of the Edfinancial Services HR Department's mantas: "Good Luck, Bad Luck! Who's to say?" Upon learning that an individual has experienced a plane crash into the cold Hudson River, one immediately thinks, "What an unlucky person?" Vallie is quick to share that she feels like 01/15/09 was one of the luckiest days of her life! With all the odds against the flight crew, fellow passengers, and her, each and every one of them survived. Good Luck, Bad Luck, who's to say? I highly recommend taking the time to experience Vallie's story with her. She kept 40+ Edfinancial Leaders on the edge of their seats!!"

Vice President, Human Resources

"We have had Vallie speak at several of our conferences resulting in overwhelming positive comments and standing ovations. Every time, she received the highest marks of any speaker on our post conference surveys. Many times, later speakers reference some of her comments in their own presentations as poignant. I always receive requests for her contact information after a conference as someone wants to recommend her for other events they attend. Vallie is a pleasure to work with and has a powerful, moving story that everyone can benefit from hearing."

Business Development Instructor
ABOUT VALLIE COLLINS

Vallie Smith Collins resides in Maryville, Tennessee, with her husband and three children. She is a member of Maryville First Baptist Church. She serves on the board of Love One International, the Maryville City Schools Foundation, and Blount County Young Life Committee. She is a Maryville Junior Service League Sustainer, former Board Chair for A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee, and an alumna of Leadership Blount.

Vallie is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. For over 19 years she was employed in medical device and consumer products industry. Interests and hobbies include tennis, strength training, and spending time with family and friends.

VALLIE COLLINS PROGRAMS & TOPICS

Miracle on the Hudson

As a sales person, travel was a key requirement of the job. As a result, Vallie was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that landed in New York's Hudson River on January 15, 2009. Vallie will share the details of her experience during the flight and rescue of the event that has become known as the "Miracle on the Hudson." In addition, she will share key learnings from the experience that will hopefully inspire and motivate all to treasure each and each day because "everyday is a lucky day!"

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VALLIE COLLINS
"Miracle on the Hudson" Plane Crash Survivor
Vallie Collins
TRAVELS FROM:
Tennessee
SPEAKER FEE:

$2,500 - $5,000

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
"Vallie Collins describes her experience onboard USAIR Flight 1549 in an extremely powerful message that is centered in servant leadership and a passion for living. Listening as she shares a detailed account of what she believed would be her final seconds on earth is both emotional and uplifting. Vallie is an inspiration and a constant reminder that "every day is a lucky day."
President & CEO

National Safe Skies Alliance

"Vallie Collins delivers a riveting account of her near death experience aboard US Airways Flight 1549 on January 15, 2009. She combines an articulate and objective description of the event along with her heartfelt and resolute realization of the precious nature of life. I enthusiastically look forward to hearing her speak again."
Eric R. Carlson, DMD, MD

University of Tennessee Medical Center

"Hearing Vallie's story validated and reiterated one of the Edfinancial Services HR Department's mantas: "Good Luck, Bad Luck! Who's to say?" Upon learning that an individual has experienced a plane crash into the cold Hudson River, one immediately thinks, "What an unlucky person?" Vallie is quick to share that she feels like 01/15/09 was one of the luckiest days of her life! With all the odds against the flight crew, fellow passengers, and her, each and every one of them survived. Good Luck, Bad Luck, who's to say? I highly recommend taking the time to experience Vallie's story with her. She kept 40+ Edfinancial Leaders on the edge of their seats!!"
Vice President, Human Resources

Edfinancial Services

"We have had Vallie speak at several of our conferences resulting in overwhelming positive comments and standing ovations. Every time, she received the highest marks of any speaker on our post conference surveys. Many times, later speakers reference some of her comments in their own presentations as poignant. I always receive requests for her contact information after a conference as someone wants to recommend her for other events they attend. Vallie is a pleasure to work with and has a powerful, moving story that everyone can benefit from hearing."
Business Development Instructor

Tennessee Valley Public Power Association

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VALLIE COLLINS PROGRAMS & TOPICS
Miracle on the Hudson
As a sales person, travel was a key requirement of the job. As a result, Vallie was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that landed in New York's Hudson River on January 15, 2009. Vallie will share the details of her experience during the flight and rescue of the event that has become known as the "Miracle on the Hudson." In addition, she will share key learnings from the experience that will hopefully inspire and motivate all to treasure each and each day because "everyday is a lucky day!"

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