Busey Bank names key Indiana leader

Champaign, Ill.-based Busey Bank named Leo “Skip” Watson Jr. executive vice president-regional president of Indiana.

Watson Jr.

Watson, who started his formal banking career in 1988 at JPMorgan Chase in Indianapolis as a commercial banking officer, has served in numerous executive roles at large banks over the last 24 years.   

Watson has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Valparaiso University in Indiana. “As we continue to enhance our regionalization model, we believe (Watson’s) leadership and vast experience across Indiana are a perfect fit for Busey’s client-focused culture,” said Willie Mayberry, president of regional banking at the $12.3 billion Busey Bank. “He’s a hands-on leader with the skillset, motivation and personality to help Busey achieve its goals in the region.”