Geraldine Watson

Executive Vice President, Finance, Operations, and Pocantico

Gerry Watson is executive vice president, finance, operations, and Pocantico at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. This executive leadership team position includes oversight of the investment, accounting, technology, and operations functions for the RBF, as well as the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), the David Rockefeller Fund (DRF), and several of the Fund’s affiliates. Ms. Watson also leads the RBF’s mission-aligned investing efforts and oversees the management of The Pocantico Center operations.

Ms. Watson serves as a member of the board of Rockefeller Foundation Catalytic Capital and Volunteer New York!, and serves as chair for the audit committees of both organizations. She is also a trustee of The Interchurch Center, where she chairs the finance committee, and is a member of the audit committee of The Asian Cultural Council.

Ms. Watson joined the RBF in 1994 as comptroller, directing the financial reporting responsibilities for the RBF, the RFF, the DRF, the Asian Cultural Council, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Prior to joining the RBF, Ms. Watson was an independent consultant, providing financial and tax services to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. She also served as an audit manager with Price Waterhouse. Ms. Watson received a B.S. from Fairfield University and attained her CPA classification shortly thereafter.