University of Texas at Dallas
As Senior Director of Corporate Relations, Jessica Watts is responsible for developing and executing strategies to build and grow corporate partnerships across campus. In a central office, her team manages philanthropic and research partnerships that engage companies across eight academic schools and 25 centers & institutes. Watts joined UT Dallas in 2012 after six years at the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, where she managed the largest corporate giving campaigns and a portfolio of major gift donors.
Watts currently serves as Co-President of the NACRO Board of Directors, following her role as NACRO Marketing Committee Chair and service on the Conference and Professional Development Committees. She also serves on several chamber and nonprofit boards. Watts holds a bachelor’s degree from UT Arlington, a master’s degree from UT Dallas and is currently pursuing her PhD in public affairs at UT Dallas.