Leadership

When you work with the Katz Watson Group, you are guaranteed a solid, committed team of creative, communicative, and collaborative professionals.

Fran Katz Watson, founder and president of The Katz Watson Group, has been active in the political and fundraising arenas for the last 10 election cycles. She began her career in college working for the Democratic Party of Virginia as well as the congressional candidate from her hometown of Norfolk, Virginia.

Prior to founding The Katz Watson Group in 1999, she served as the National Finance Director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and, in 2000, managed national fundraising for Senator Joe Lieberman’s run for Vice President.

Previously, Fran served in various political and fundraising positions for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and several gubernatorial and US Senate races.

Lauren France joined the Katz Watson Group in 2007 as a summer intern and has grown with the company to her current position as Senior Vice President.

She thrives on planning fundraising trips, helping clients establish better organizational systems, writing finance plans, and integrating new software to ensure state-of-the art technology for all our clients.

Lauren earned her BA in sociology from George Washington University.

Amanda Hart joined the Katz Watson Group as a finance assistant upon graduating from college in June 2020. She was promoted to finance associate just six months later.

She earned two degrees at the University of Maryland: a BA in government and politics and another in English language and literature. She also completed several political internships, including one with the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

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