Dan Watson

Chief Executive Officer — Leadership

University of Portland alum Dan Watson brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate leadership, financial management and public accounting to Neil Kelly. Before joining the company as CFO in 2019, Dan was COO/CFO of Irvington Capital, and COO/CFO of Common Sense Investment Management, a $4.5 billion investment fund. He assumed his current role when Tom Kelly retired as company president in 2022.

A resourceful, detail-oriented leader, Dan enjoys working with great people and helping to build strong teams and believes that success isn’t about how much money you make, but whether you improve lives and make a positive difference in your community. He is active in coaching CYO youth sports of basketball, baseball, and track and field. He also enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and children, trying to convince them that he is, in fact, an Eagle Scout.