Art Collins


Arthur (Art) D. Collins, Jr. is a member of the board of directors of Arconic Inc., the Boeing Company, Cargill, Inc., and U.S. Bancorp, where he served as lead director. He is the retired chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Inc., the largest medical technology company in the world with revenues in excess of $28 billion. After retiring from Medtronic, he became a senior advisor to Oak Hill Capital Partners, a private equity firm; authored a nine-book series of children's books, The Adventures of Archibald and Jockabeb; and is a managing partner of Acorn Advisors, LLC. Art served as chairman of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and was a member of the President's Export Council. Prior to joining Medtronic, he was a senior executive at Abbott Laboratories, a consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and an officer in the United States Navy.

Art has been a member of the board of directors and served in various leadership capacities at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Farmer School of Business of Miami University, the Walker Art Center, the United Way, and other civic and business organizations.

Art holds a B.S. degree and an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Miami University, as well as an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also was a member of the university's undergraduate faculty.


Professional Perspectives

The Power of an Honest Apology, June 7, 2017
My Word Is My Bond—Or Is It?, March 25, 2017
Where Now, President Trump?, February 20, 2017
Focus Versus Distraction—Which Will Prevail in Washington?, March 6, 2017
Where Now, President Trump?, February 20, 2017
Truth and Leadership, February 14, 2017
Fifteen Keys to Research and Development Success, March 15, 2016


Guest Host, Squawk Box (2005)

Interview, “CEO of the Week,” Lou Dobbs (2003)

Interview, “CEO of the Week,” Lou Dobbs (2002)


How Honest Apologies Can Help Leaders Bounce Back,” Knowledge at Wharton/SiriusXM
(Jul 28, 2017)

15 Keys to Medtech R&D Success,” MedTech Strategist (March 30, 2016)

ON BOARD: Art Collins Brings a Unique Perspective to Cargill,” (February 2016)

Meet the Lead Director of U.S. Bancorp,” U.S. Bancorp newsletter (December 7, 2015)

Miami University, Farmer School of Business, “Collins Gift Supports Social Entrepreneurship” (September 2010)

Oak Hill Capital, “Oak Hill Capital Names Art Collins as Senior Advisor” (April 2, 2009)

Wharton Alumni Magazine, Special Anniversary Issue,“125 Influential People and Ideas, A Medical Calling Redirected, Arthur D Collins Jr, WG 73" (Spring 2007)

Business Wire, “Medtronic Announces Succession Plans for CEO and COO” (February 2007)

Globe News Wire, “The Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program Welcomes Art Collins as Guest Speaker” (September 13, 2006)

Medical Device and diagnostic Industry, “Medtronic CEO: Medical Technology is the Path to Increased Healthcare Value” (January 1, 2006)

Walker Art Center Capital Campaign, “Inventing the 21st-Century Arts Center” (September 2004)

Business Wire, “Medtronic Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Art Collins to Serve as Chairman of AdvaMed” (March 5, 2004)

CNN Money, “CEO of the Week, Art Collins” (May 23, 2003)

RBC Ministries publication, “Our Daily Bread” (November 2002)

EDN Network, “Organic Growth” (July 2002)

The Wall Street Journal, “Medtronic to Name Collins to succeed George as CEO” (August 24, 2000)

Minnesota Public Radio, “New CEO Art Collins on future of the company” (August 24, 2000)


Medtronic, Annual Report, Report from the Chairman and CEO (2007)

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton Economic Summit, Keynote and Featured Speaker, Art Collins, WG73 (April 2007)

NYSE Magazine,“Setting the Pace, A Company with Heart” (October/November 2006)

Miami University,“Commencement, The Honorary Degrees, Arthur D. Collins, Jr, Doctor of Laws” (2006)

NYSE Magazine, “Life’s Work” (March/April 2003)

NYSE Magazine, “Harnessing Brainpower” (September/October 2003)

Daily Camera, “CEO, Mission Key to Ethics” (February 6, 2003)

Business Week Magazine,“The Best Performers” (Spring 2003)

Institutional Investor, “Hail to the Chiefs” (January 2003)

Wharton Alumni Magazine,“A Labor of Love, Art Collins, WG 73” (Summer 2002)

Corporate Board Member, “Grow Your Own CEO” (March/April 2002)

Northwest Airlines, World Traveler Magazine, “The Business of Saving Lives” December 2001)

Darwin Magazine, “Darwin Fittest 50, Innovate Your Heart Out,” (October 2001)

Saint Paul Pioneer Press, “New CEOs, New Pressures” (June 24, 2001)

MX Magazine, “Medtronic’s Grand Opera, Art Collins, Bill George” (May/June 2001)

Star Tribune, “Medtronic Meets Earnings Target” (May 23, 2001)

The Wharton Journal, “Alumnus of the Week” (September 10, 2001)

World Trade Magazine, “Mending Hearts” (March 1994)