Tommie Watson is the Director of Operations for the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. He provides leadership and strategy for the Institute while managing the day-to-day operations. Tommie supports a high performing staff and oversees programming, finances, human resources, communications and the building.
Prior to arriving at the IAH, Tommie spent the majority of his career in the non-profit sector. He was the COO of Student U, a Durham college access organization working with Durham Public School students, and the Executive Director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership. In addition, while in college he was a founding member and chapter president of the Roosevelt Institute.
Tommie serves on the People’s Alliance board of directors in Durham, NC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College (MA) in sociology with a double minor in political science and psychology. In his spare time, Tommie enjoys culinary adventures, nature walks, reading non-fiction and watching shows.