June M. Collier

Distinguished Service Citation Award 1990

June M. Collier personifies today’s successful businesswoman: she rose from modest beginnings, without the benefit of advanced educational degrees, and built National Industries, Inc., one of the industry’s leading suppliers of automotive wiring, from a back-room job shop to a $130-million-a year corporation.

Today, her business opinion is valued not only in automotive circles, but also among key government officials, who frequently call on Mrs. Collier for advice regarding pending legislation and regulations. Frequently, she is a guest on national radio and TV talk shows.

As president of National Industries, Mrs. Collier is responsible for a variety of commercial interests, including the manufacture of wiring harnesses for automotive, appliance, and aerospace needs; injection mold design and construction; machine tooling; manual and electric automotive antennae; and a variety of other products.

She is an active supporter of the preservation of the American industrial base and speaks frequently around the country on the issue of international economics. Mrs. Collier previously represented the Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Special Trade Representative as a member of the President’s Industrial Policy Advisory Committee.

She has been honored by inclusion in the Committee of 200, an organization limited to the top women business leaders in the country. She has testified before the U.S. Congress, dined at the White House, and appeared on numerous radio and television shows including those of Larry King and Phil Donahue.

Mrs. Collier has written articles for a number of major publications including The New York Times and USA Today. Articles about her have appeared in The Washington Post, Fortune, Savvy Woman and The Journal of Commerce.

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