Geraldine F. Watson

Geraldine F. Watson is vice president for finance and operations at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.  She was promoted to this position on October 1, 2006. This senior management position includes oversight of the finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, and operations functions for the RBF, as well as the Rockefeller Family Fund, the David Rockefeller Fund, and several of its affiliates.

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.

She currently chairs the board of Confluence Philanthropy, and serves as a board member and chair of the audit committee of Philanthropy New York. Ms. Watson also serves on the board of The Interchurch Center, chairs its finance committee, and is a member of its compensation and personnel committee.

Ms. Watson received a B.S. from Fairfield University and attained her CPA classification shortly thereafter.