Scott Watsonsm
Banking & Credit Union Recruiter

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Scott Watson

Significant Experience

Founder, President & CEO


Senior Vice President
FirstAtlanta / Wachovia

President & CEO
First National Bank of Cartersville

Chairman, President & CEO
Bank of the South
Metro Atlanta
1967 - 1981

Chairman, President & CEO
Bank of Forest Park
Metro Atlanta
1970 - 1981

Chairman, President & CEO
Bandata, Inc.(A Bank Service Corporation)
Metro Atlanta     
1972 - 1981

Quartermaster Corp
United States Army

Presbyterian College
Clinton, South Carolina
Liberal Arts Studies

University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
BS - Commerce and Business Administration

I started Scott Watson & Associates, Inc. in 1990 to offer executive search, strategic planning and consulting services to community banks. Over time we concentrated our services in recruiting and staffing. We also added credit unions to our area of specialization.

Prior to starting this firm, I enjoyed a  successful banking career.   I started working for a bank when I was in Junior High School and continued part time through college. 

attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina and the University of Alabama where I received a BS Degree in Business Administration and played number one on the University’s tennis team.


After a tour of duty in the Army, I continued in banking. My banking career included over 15 years as a CEO in the Atlanta market place. Banks that I ran as CEO were consistently ranked in the top 10 percentile of the nation's banks in terms of operating performance.  I served as a member of Bank Administration Institute's board of directors and as Chairman of its Community Banking Council.. 


In addition to tennis, I have enjoyed a number of hobbies over the years. My leisure activities include golf and horseback riding.

I now live in Portland, Oregon and am enjoying the Pacific Northwest.

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