Yolanda Carrillo, M.S.

Executive Director/CEO

Corona-Norco Family YMCA

Corona, CA

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Mo Collins to any group that wants to learn about economic development and how this topic matters to all non-profits and business endeavors.  It takes many collaborations and partnerships to become successful and she has a real gift at getting to the core of issues and helping you discover how to move forward to help your cause.  I look forward to working together in the future again. 

Amy Kuhlers

Program Manager

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Des Moines, IA


If you’ve not yet had the opportunity to meet Mo, you’ll be amazed at how she intuitively ‘get’s it’ – and how she can relay that knowledge to her audience. I’ve witnessed listeners come alive as she’s spoken from the heart on the important role entrepreneurs and business play in our communities and our economy. Today’s entrepreneurial and economic development landscape is changing, and I can’t think of a more qualified individual to help you learn how to harness those changes and to leverage economic prosperity.

Ben Hildebbrandt

Marketing Director

Iowa Bankers Association

Des Moines, IA


I am proud, years later, to still work with Mo Collins—she remains my “go to person” on entrepreneurial and economic development projects


Peter Abramo, CEcD, PhD.

College of Wooster

Wooster, Ohio

Maureen is an expert who should be strongly considered for any forum where professionals need to learn about entrepreneurship, the support of entrepreneurs, and the impact they have on a community. I have worked with Maureen in a professional training setting and have personally seen the positive reaction she receives from her students. She is engaging and informative, consistently receiving high marks on her knowledge and teaching ability. She combines thought on the subject with real world experience, helping entrepreneurs while supporting community development through entrepreneurship. I would strongly recommend including her as a trainer or speaker


Tim Chase, CEcD, FM

President and CEO

Hutto Economic Development Corporation

Hutto, Texas


Maureen is a consummate professional in every way. She has a way of captivating the audience from the very beginning and doesn't let them go until the very end. Maureen has taught at the prestigious Economic Development Institute for over five years. Needless to say, this is a tough audience and to have them pleased with your presentation is a significant accomplishment. I highly recommend Maureen as a speaker and trainer.