Mr. Watts’ career in banking spans 32 years. His experience includes Bank Examination and Internal Auditing with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. His Commercial Banking career includes Administrative and Executive positions with the First RepublicBank Corporation and its entities. He has expertise in bank operations and lending procedures.
Mr. Watts is a graduate of Southern Methodist University; Southwest Graduate School of Banking at SMU and the Federal Reserve Board Inter-Agency School for Bank Examiners. Mr. Watts is a holder of the CCL designation (Certified Commercial Lender) of the American Bankers Association. He also holds the designation CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) awarded by the National Association of Fraud Examiners.
Mr. Watts is a former member of the adjunct faculty of San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas where he taught various courses in the Banking, Financial Services and Mortgage Banking Division of the Business School.