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Susan Watson COO/Executive Vice President
Sue Watson joined the LEVITZACKS Leadership Team as Chief Operating Officer in 2007, and became the Executive Vice President in 2014. Sue oversees the administration, marketing, financial and risk management, technology, human resources, strategic planning and operations of the firm.
Throughout her career, Ms. Watson has participated in more than 30 merger and acquisition transactions, which provided her with the experience of working with all phases of an entity’s life-cycle, from start-up through disposition.
As the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Greater San Diego Transportation Company / Yellow Cab of San Diego for five years, Ms. Watson was responsible for all aspects of the company’s 490 operating vehicles as well as 800 employees and lease drivers, and directed the Operations, Administration, Marketing, and Management Information Systems departments.
Thirteen years of Ms. Watson’s career were with Western States Investment Group (WSIG). While she was with WSIG, she served as the Director of Operations for the Transportation Group, where she was responsible for the oversight of all of the company’s cab operations, as well as a cargo airline in Alaska. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of all of the cab companies and as an officer of all of the transportation companies. Ms. Watson also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Group Controller for WSIG. Her duties encompassed overseeing and coordinating the finance, banking, risk management, accounting, human resources, and benefits administration for more than 13 affiliated entities.
*Designation of Associate in Risk Management from the Insurance Institute of America
*Risk and Insurance Management Society, San Diego Chapter, past President
Bachelor in Business Administration University of San Diego