Chris Collins began with Northwestern Mutual two weeks after graduating from Baylor University in 2001 with a Bachelor's of Business Administration. Since then, Chris has continued his education through The American College and earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional certification along with the CLU® (Charted Life Underwriter) and ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant) professional designations. In 2012, Chris added the AEP® (Accredited Estate Planner) designation.
Associations and Memberships
- Certified Financial Planning Association
- The American College
- Dallas Estate Planning Council
Awards and Recognition
Chris Collins was recently named as one of Forbes Best In State Wealth Advisors for 2022.
Chris Collins achieved FORUM status, an accomplishment reached by only the top 5% of Northwestern Mutual's representatives, in 2009-2010, 2012-2018.
Chris Collins has also earned the Financial Security Award in 2013 & 2017, which recognizes the top advisors who excel most at all phases of financial planning.
- Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member (2007-2012)
- National Quality Award (2004-2010)
- National Sales Achievement Award (2004-2010)
"Financial Security Award" 2017
"Financial Security Award" 2014
Chris Collins was born in San Antonio, TX, but raised in Lewisville/Flower Mound. Chris graduated from Baylor University in 2001 with degrees in Entrepreneurship and International Business. He married his college sweetheart, Robin, in 2003. They currently live in Plano with their two daughters, Caris and Caitlyn. When he is not in the office, Chris can be found cheering and supporting his daughters from the sidelines at their numerous sporting events. He is a tennis enthusiast and member of Gleneagles Country Club where he serves as president of the Gleneagles Men's Tennis Association. He feels passionately about philanthropy and supports various causes such as Team Connor an organization that performs pediatric cancer research, and My Possibilities an organization that works to empower adults and veterans with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential and lead fulfilling lives. He is also an active member of Prestonwood Baptist Church.