Kelly Watson, a senior partner with IBM Consulting and a member of the board of directors of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, was appointed to the board of Union County Savings Bank, it was recently announced.
Watson brings a wealth of experience to the role.
At IBM, she leads a global team of professionals driving a range of financial, risk, operational and technology solutions and services to clients for the public sector practice, which includes life sciences, health care, government and higher education industries.
Prior to her role at IBM, Watson served as the senior adviser for sector development to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. In 2019, she retired from KPMG, where she held roles of increasing responsibility and leadership, including serving a five-year term on the public accounting firm’s board of directors. She served as lead director of the board in her final year as director.
About Union County Savings Bank
Founded in 1883, Union County Savings Bank is headquartered in Elizabeth and operates four branches in Union County. An FDIC-insured bank, it has $1.9 billion in total assets.
Joseph Yewaisis, chairman and CEO of Union County Savings Bank, said Watson is a great fit for the board of the 139-year-old financial institution.
“I’ve known Kelly for 30 years and have always admired her integrity and professionalism,” he said. “Her knowledge of risk, compliance and governance will be a valuable asset to UCSB as we move into the future.”
Watson, who received a B.S. from Fordham in public accounting and finance, is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and New Jersey, and a member of the New York and New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.