Brian Watson

Executive Director, SF Bay Area

Staff, Blog Author

Brian joined PCA in 2010 and is now Executive Director of its San Francisco Bay Area chapter. With overall responsibility for the success of the Bay Area chapter, Brian works with the board to develop, implement and evaluate a long-term strategy for the chapter. He represents PCA in the SF-Bay Area community by developing relationships with business, philanthropic, academic and government leaders. In addition, Brian is responsible for raising sufficient funds annually for the PCA-SF Bay Area Chapter to thrive.

Brian began his career with PCA as Bay Area Partnership Manager. During his 3 years as Partnership Manager, the chapters direct sales increased from $169K (2010) to $289K (2013). Spending the following two-years in a National fundraising role, Brian led PCA’s expansion efforts into Los Angeles and Portland. Prior to joining PCA, he spent 3-years working for DeBartolo Sports University, a company owned by NFL Hall of Famer and former San Francisco 49ers Owner, Eddie DeBartolo Jr.

Brian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Wingate University (Charlotte, NC), where he ran for the Men’s Cross Country team, competing at the National level in races such as the Utica Boilermaker, Walt Disney Classic, and Great American Invitational. Brian’s personal athletic career (in youth, high school and collegiate sports) has shaped his passion for bringing positive change to amateur athletics.

An upstate New York native, Brian spends his free time mountain biking, hiking, exploring Northern California’s wine country, cheering on his favorite Bay Area pro sports teams (Warriors, Giants, 49ers, Sharks, and Earthquakes), volunteering with high school ministry at his local church, and following the Syracuse University football and basketball teams from afar.

He completed Bank of America’s Leadership Development Program (LDP), a professional development opportunity for emerging Silicon Valley non-profit leaders that provides training on time management, emotional intelligence, public speaking, networking skills, and creating a personal brand.

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