Vallie Collins is an inspiration and a constant reminder that “every day is a lucky day” following her experience on board US Air Flight 1549 that made an emergency landing on the Hudson River. Vallie 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. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. For over nineteen 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.
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