Brian Watson served as Vice President of Government Affairs from 2008 until 2011, when he was promoted to Senior Vice President Government and Business Affairs.
Watson joined State Fund’s Sacramento District Office as a claims adjuster in 1986. In 1989 he moved on to Loss Control where he established excellent working relationships with his clients. Watson expanded his safety skills with continuing education in agricultural training at Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo.
In 1991, he returned to the Stockton District Office, this time as Assistant Claims Manager. An outstanding motivator, Watson quickly organized a successful and productive claims staff. During this stint Watson guided the district’s medical management programs so efficiently that other State Fund offices viewed Stockton as a leader in managed care programs. He also participated on a number of committees and contributed his expertise to vital corporate projects.
In 2002, Brian was promoted to Manager I in Bay Area Group and named Farm Bureau Coordinator where his workers’ compensation knowledge in claims and safety proved invaluable. Five years later Watson was tapped as manager of Sacramento Groups. In this role Watson was instrumental in implementing major revisions to State Fund’s group program. His excellent communication skills, organizational knowledge, and diplomacy sealed ongoing partnerships with associations, including State Fund’s largest group programs, the California Farm Bureau and the Golden State Builders Exchange. Watson received both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s in English from California State University, Sacramento.
The Senior Vice President of Government and Business Affairs oversees the Government Affairs unit in Sacramento, as well as Groups, Business Services, Contracts and Purchasing, and Billing and Collections.