Well known in Chester County, Collis and his family have lived in Kennett Square for 25 years. He is active in the local community and is currently involved with the After-the-Bell program and Church of the Advent.
Prior to joining Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach in August, 2013, Collis was the National Agent for the Merrill Lynch Community Charitable Fund program which successfully generated almost one-half billion dollars for charitable purposes. He also served as the founding Executive Director of the Delaware Community Foundation which is a recognized powerhouse for Delaware philanthropy. He also was a Vice President at Thomson McKinnon Securities and began his professional career as a steamship agent in the Port of Baltimore.
Collis attended Washington College in Chestertown, MD and majored in Economics. He is a member of the 1977 Hall of Fame lacrosse team.