July 12, 2023 – PRESS RELEASE
Elizabeth, New Jersey – Union County Savings Bank, the 139-year-old community bank, recently appointed Kelly Watson to the Board of Directors. Ms. Watson currently serves as a Vice President and Senior Partner with IBM Consulting, a position she has held since 2021.
Ms. Watson 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, Healthcare, Government and Higher Education industries.
Prior to her role at IBM, Ms. Watson served as the Senior Advisor for Sector Development to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. In 2019, Kelly retired from KPMG LLP 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.
“I’ve known Kelly for 30 years and have always admired her integrity and professionalism,” said Joseph Yewaisis, Union County Savings Bank Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “Her knowledge of risk, compliance and governance will be a valuable asset to UCSB as we move into the future.”
Ms. Watson chairs the Board of W.O.M.E.N in America and is a founding member of the New Jersey Women’s “Network-to-Network” organization. She is the President of the Finance Council for St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church and serves on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Watson received a BS from Fordham University in public accounting and finance. She 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.
About Union County Savings Bank
Union County Savings Bank was founded in October 1883 and is headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey. UCSB is an FDIC-insured bank, with $1.8 billion in total assets, and currently operates four branches in Union County, New Jersey. For more information, call (908) 354-4600 or visit www.unioncountysavings.com.