In October 2022, Lee Ann Watson was hired as general counsel at the SC State Housing Finance & Development Authority (SC Housing), where she provides legal advice to leadership at the agency. In this role, Watson works with various departments and actively collaborates with stakeholders to ensure that agency programs are administered lawfully.
Prior to her joining SC Housing, Watson served as the executive director for the South Carolina Retail Association, and as general counsel for the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission. She is a Certified Public Manager, graduate of Leadership Columbia and a graduate of the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative through Furman University.
Watson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Furman University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina.
Watson is originally from Greenville, S.C. and is a proud Rotarian.