Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations
Gerry Watson is executive vice president for finance and operations at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and has served in this role since 2006. This executive leadership team 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 leads the RBF’s mission-aligned investing efforts and oversees the management of the Fund’s Pocantico operations.
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. Prior to joining the RBF, Ms. Watson was engaged as 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.