James Harold Lee Collins

Title:  Director

Company:  John Deere

Location:  Illinois, United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who In Finance and Industry, Marquis Who’s Who (1985-1988)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1987-1994)
  • Recipient, American Legion Award (1961)
  • Inductee, Athletic Hall of Fame, St. Ambrose University (1984)
  • Recipient, Bessie Pennington Outstanding Leadership Award, Sterling NAACP (1986)
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, Spoon River Chapter, Illinois Rehabilitation (1989)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Service Award, Department of Rehabilitation Services, State of Illinois (1990)
  • Recipient, Alumni Service Award, St. Ambrose University (1991)
  • Recipient, Walter E. Beuse Community Service Award (1991)
  • Recipient, Joseph P. Larsen Award, Employment Opportunities to Person with Disabilities, State of Illinois (1991)
  • Recipient, Iowa Civil Rights Commissioner Service Award (1991)
  • Recipient, Private Sector Award, Illinois Job Training Partnership Act (1991)
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, Project Now Community Action Agency (1993)
  • Recipient, Junior Achievement Bronze Leadership Award (1994)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Supplier Development Council, Iowa-Illinois (1995)
  • Recipient, Reverend William Grimes Community Service Award, Quad Cities Higher Education Committee (1995)
  • Recipient, President Distinguished Service Award, Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce (1996)
  • Named, Sam Walton Business Leader of the Year, Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce (1999)
  • Recipient, Junior Achievement Silver Leadership Award (2000)
  • Recipient, Private Sector Person of the Year School-To-Work Partnership (2003)
  • Inductee, Rock Island High School Hall of Fame (2003)
  • Recipient, Honor Award for Community Service, City of Davenport (2003)
  • Named, Volunteer of the Year, Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce (2004)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award to Philanthropy, Association of Fundraising Professionals of the Quad City Area (2006)
  • Recipient, Board Service Recognition Award, Junior Achievement of the Heartland (2007)
  • Recipient, Charles Toney Business Award, Urban Professionals of the Quad Cities (2007)
  • Recipient, Honorary American FFA Degree, National FFA Organization, 2007
  • Recipient, Legends Award, Rock Island/Milan Schools Education Foundation (2007)
  • Recipient, Service Recognition Award, St. Ambrose University Board (2010)
  • Recipient, Modern Woodmen’s Community Service Award (2011)
  • Recipient, McMullen Service Award to James & Karen Collins, St. Ambrose University (2015)


  • BA in Sociology, St. Ambrose University
  • Honorary Doctorate of Human Rights and Letters in Service to Human Rights and Equal Opportunities, St. Ambrose University

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