Current board chair and a member of Pathfinder’s board since 2009, Roslyn Watson is the president and founder of Watson Ventures, a company that invests in commercial and residential real estate projects in the Boston and Paris markets and provides counsel to US investors seeking French real estate opportunities.
She is an active independent board member currently serving on the board of directors of American Express Bank, the Dreyfus Laurel Mutual Funds and the Dreyfus Mellon Cash Management Funds, and as a trustee of Simmons College. She previously served on the board of the Massachusetts Electric Company, Hydro One, and the SBLI USA Life Insurance Company as well as a trustee of the Hyams Foundation.
Roslyn has held a variety of professional positions in both the public and private sectors, including general manager at the Massachusetts Port Authority and vice president at The Gunwyn Company. While at the Port Authority, she led the construction and leasing of the Massachusetts Transportation Building at Park Plaza and the redevelopment of the historic Commonwealth Pier Five, which became the World Trade Center Boston.
Roslyn is one of eight founders of New England Women in Real Estate. Her awards include the Woman of Achievement award from the Boston Big Sister Association, the Boston Black Achiever award from the Boston YMCA, and the Working Woman of the Year award from Working Woman Magazine.
She is a graduate of Simmons College and holds a MS in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, where she was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.