Waters Statement on Passing of Former FDIC Diversity Chief Mickey Collins
Upon news of the passing of D. Michael ‘Mickey’ Collins, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement.
“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of D. Michael ‘Mickey’ Collins. From 1999 until earlier this year, Mickey was a tireless advocate at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for diversity in the workforce and the inclusion of minority and women-owned businesses. He served for many years as the Director of the FDIC’s Office of Diversity and Economic Opportunity, and later as the head of the Corporation’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), which was created by the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010. Mickey was at the helm during the FDIC’s implementation of its first Diversity Strategic Plan. Prior to his work at the Corporation, he was a distinguished member of the United States Air Force, where he served for more than 21 years and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Mickey Collins worked hard to ensure diversity and inclusion are key principles for one of our most important regulatory agencies. And he was a friend. His leadership on these issues will not be forgotten.”