Rising Republican Star Collier Tynes

Collier zip-lining with First Lady Dianne Bentley

Collier zip-lining with First Lady Dianne Bentley

If you have been following First Lady Dianne Bentley’s trek through Alabama’s state parks this summer, you have surely noticed the smiling face of this week’s Rising Republican Star. As a graduate of Auburn University, Collier Tynes is currently working as the Initiatives Coordinator for the First Lady of Alabama and has traveled alongside our First Lady during her tour of the state.

>>>Collier graduated magna cum laude from Auburn this past December with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Image Management. During her college career, Collier held leadership positions in many organizations. Most recognizably, Collier had the honor of serving as a War Eagle Girl. War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen serve as the official hosts and hostesses of Auburn University. The position is a time-honored tradition that truly evokes the spirit of the university. Collier also served as Treasurer of Squires Honorary, a society recognizing the top ten most influential freshmen, and President of the Cater Society, which recognizes the 15 most outstanding female leaders in the senior class. Collier was also a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa and Order of Omega honor societies.

1466089_1875259313824_93475293_nIn her senior year, Collier worked as Chief of Staff for the Student Government Association at Auburn University. By employing her organizational skills, Collier served as the leader of the SGA’s executive cabinet and oversaw more than 30 initiatives and eight programs. At the end of her term as SGA Chief of Staff, began a summer internship with the Alabama Republican Party

Collier worked in our Birmingham headquarters as a communications and finance intern. She was pivotal during the planning and execution of our 2013 Summer Dinner featuring Governor Scott Walker, helping to organize our VIP honorees and performing day-of event management. Many interns have passed through the doors of ALGOP; Collier was no doubt one of the best.

In her own words, “Behind every respected public figure or corporation is a servant leader with a clipboard, creative/strategic ideas, completed to-do list, loyalty, and encouraging words after the most chaotic of days. I strive to be that someone.” With her energetic spirit and go-getter attitude, we are sure Collier has a successful career ahead of her and we look forward to seeing where she goes next.

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