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Tobey L Watson

Social Responsibility Leader | Author | Speaker





Doylestown, PA

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Personal Profile

Dynamic and visionary leader with over 20 years of experience in organizational leadership, program direction, and strategic planning, specializing in health equity, social responsibility, and equity and inclusion. Proven track record of fostering inclusive and collaborative environments, driving impactful community partnerships, and advancing organizational missions through innovative strategies.


I am dedicated to promoting anti-racist practices and trauma-informed leadership, with a deep commitment to social justice, fairness, and equity. Recognized for exceptional ability to inspire, coach, and develop diverse teams, manage complex stakeholder relationships, and ensure financial stewardship and sustainability. Adept at representing organizations as a compelling spokesperson and advocate in public forums. Ready to lead an organization's mission to ensure equitability.


Work Experience

January 2021 - Present

Hall Strategic Partners

Principal | Program Director

  • Lead organizational change initiatives focusing on health equity, diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and social responsibility.

  • Develop and implement strategic goals for client organizations to achieve measurable outcomes.

  • Provide expert guidance and consulting on social responsibility practices to business clients.

  • Design and facilitate impactful storytelling workshops and disruptive facilitation programs.

  • Create and manage the Impactful Social Responsibility Accelerator (ISRA) to integrate sustainability practices and enhance brand reputation.

  • Social responsibility and sustainable sourcing initiatives.

  • Design toolkits and resources to assist businesses in effectively implementing social responsibility initiatives.

  • Measure and analyze the impact of social responsibility programs to ensure alignment with client objectives and goals.

2021 - 2023

Prudential Financial

Third-Party Vendor Governance Lead

  • Drove timely and successful project execution by developing performance metrics, dashboards, and management tools to track and articulate the status of critical activities.

  • Review of SOC 2 Type 2 reports to ensure vendor controls and exceptions were evaluated and noted in those critical areas.

  • Managed compliance and business continuity project teams, including all IT disaster recovery creation and sustaining efforts.

  • Work closely with the TPRM and Change Management process and internal control partners (compliance, privacy, FIS) to ensure and control compliance and minimize change risks of the IT production environment and report situations of non-compliance.

  • Regularly scheduled audits and reviews of the compliance and business continuity process and assets to ensure compliance with mandated service levels.

  • Function as SME for IT Compliance items. Manage the administration and maintenance of policies and procedures for effective compliance with all applicable IT rules and regulations.

2019 - 2021

Prudential Financial

IT Service Delivery Manager

  • Facilitated internal and third-party service review meetings to address performance, service enhancements, quality, and processes, ensuring proactive actions are implemented to safeguard and enhance services.

  • Managed, planned, prioritized, and followed up on all project phases and change requests. This ensured that team efforts aligned with business priorities and anticipated future demands from growth and projects were considered in capacity planning for all related systems.

  • Designed comprehensive metrics to gauge operational efficiency and effectiveness in collaboration with functional leaders.

  • Supervised compliance with the IT Asset Management process by overseeing asset delivery, collection, and reporting procedures to meet organizational standards.


Hamilton Lane

Vendor Program Management (contract)

  • Developed continuous improvement Initiatives by collaborating with stakeholders and vendors, identifying areas for enhancement, and implementing necessary improvements.

  • Outline and develop a contingency plan strategy to ensure business continuity in case of disruptions or emergencies involving vendors, minimizing potential impacts on operations.

  • Performed as the functional bridge between external vendors and internal stakeholders while managing the onboarding process for third-party entities and evaluating their risk assessments and questionnaires for new partnerships.

  • Developed and managed the centralized vendor risk database (ProcessUnity) to store all vendor information, including contact details, contracts, performance metrics, and compliance records. Ensure that it is easily accessible to authorized personnel.

  • ·Ensure firm-wide needs for due diligence, risk assessment, and continuing vendor monitoring are accomplished.

Key Skills

  • Socially Responsible Business Practices

  • Process Improvement

  • Change Management

  • Inclusion - Equity - Diversity (IED)

  • Resource Allocation

  • ITIL Certified

  • Vendor Relations

  • Dashboard Development

  • Performance Metrics

Software Expertise

  • Project Management Tools

    • MS Project

    • Smartsheet


  • RSA Archer

  • Process Unity

  • Service Now

  • MS Office Suite (proficient)

  • Power Bi / Tableau

  • Apttus

  • Salesforce

  • OpenPages

Highlighted Projects

Impactful Social Responsibility Accelerator

Developed a social responsibility assessment tool to guide organizations through determining their current SR initiatives and assist in determining the next steps in the implementation process.

Hall Strategic Partners - ISRA


Vendor Management Program

Strategic Planning for Vendor Management Program. Developed 2023 and 2024 quarterly program strategy. Developed the process for incorporating ESG into the VM Program and developed an internal communications plan and user guides.

Hamilton Lane – PMO


OCR/Website Development - Project Manager

Led the team responsible for developing the updated website and the vendor responsible for the backend OCR database to ensure summer camp applications were quickly received and processed.

City of Philadelphia, DBHIDS

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