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manager of contracts

Linda Lou Powell Collins, American manager of contracts. Certified purchasing manager, professional contracts manager. Recipient Woman of Achievement award Young Women’s Christian Association, 1996.


Collins, Linda Lou Powell was born on May 6, 1957 in Michigan City, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Ronald Edward Powell and Betty Louise (Gruenberg) Will.


Bachelor in English, Purdue University, 1980. Master of Business Administration, St. Francis College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1988. Postgraduate, Indiana University, 1999.


Head expeditor Graham Electronics, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1981-1982. Expeditor solid state Raytheon Systems Company (formerly Magnavox Electronic Systems Company), 1982-1983, associate buyer, 1983-1985, buyer, 1985-1987, subcontract administrator, 1987-1988, senior contract administrator, 1988-1993, contract manager, 1993-1996, manager contracts, 1996—2002, program manager of contracts, since 2002. Business writing instructor Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, 1990-1991.

Seminar instructor National Contract Management Association, 1991-1992, since 2000.


  • Certified purchasing manager, professional contracts manager.


Active Civic Theater Dirs.' Circuit, Fort Wayne, since 1989. Property trustee St. Joseph United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, 1992, choir member, 1993-1995, liturgist, 2001-2003. Mentor Heart-to-Heart, 2002.

Volunteer tutor Study Connection, 1995-1997. Troup leader Daisy Scouts, 2000-2001. Board directors Fort Wayne chapter American Red Cross, since 2002.

Liturgist Leo United Methodist Church, since 2003. Fellow National Contract Management Association (chapter program chair 1990-1991, vice president 1991-1992, member chair 1992-1993, vice president programs/facilities 1993-1994, vice president/secretary 1994-1995, regional member chair 1994-1996, national functional director member retention 1994-1995, vice president membership 1995-1996, national director 1996-1997, since 2003, president-elect 1997-1998, president 1998-1999, North Central region national vice president 2000-2001, national vice president membership 2001-2002, national vice president and secretary 2002-2003, regional fellows chair 1996, James E. Cravens Member award 1993, 96, Blanch Witte Honorary Mention award 1996, Albert Berger Outstanding chapter Leadership award 1999, National Achievement award 2001, Women's Enterprise Center advisory board 1999-2001). Member Philips Electronics Credit Union (board directors 1997-2000), Purdue University Alumni Association (life), Magna Health Club (vice president 1990-1991, member chair 1991-1995, secretary 1995-1996), Magnavox Management Club Indiana (facilities chair 1990-1991, board directors 1993-1996), Alpha Gamma Delta (altruism chair 1977-1978).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, writing, exercise, boating.


Married August 15, 1981 (divorced May 18, 1983). Married Edward T. Collins, october 14, 1989. 1 child, Elizabeth Louise.

Ronald Edward Powell Will

Betty Louise (Gruenberg) Will

August 15

Edward T. Collins

Elizabeth Louise Collins