Vice President for Finance and Operations
Gerry Watson is vice president for finance and operations at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and has served in this role since 2006. This senior management position includes oversight of the investment, accounting, technology, human resources, and operations functions for the RBF, as well as the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), the David Rockefeller Fund (DRF), and several of its affiliates. She also oversees the RBF’s mission-aligned investing efforts.
She currently serves on the board of The Interchurch Center and chairs its finance committee. Ms. Watson also serves as a member of the audit committee of The Asian Cultural Council, and is a member of the board of the Foundation Financial Officers Group.
Ms. Watson joined the RBF in 1994 as comptroller, directing the financial reporting responsibilities for the RBF, the RFF, the DRF, along with the Asian Cultural Council and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. From 1989 through 1994, Ms. Watson was engaged as an independent consultant, providing financial and tax services to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
Prior to 1989, Ms. Watson served as an audit manager with Price Waterhouse. Ms. Watson received a B.S. from Fairfield University and attained her CPA classification shortly thereafter.