Busey Bank names EVP for Indiana

Skip Watson

Busey Bank in Champaign, Illinois, recently named Leo “Skip” Watson, Jr. as executive vice president – regional president of Indiana. He will lead a Busey team dedicated to the financial needs of Indiana’s communities.

Watson began his formal banking career in 1988 at JP Morgan Chase in Indianapolis as a Commercial Banking Officer. He joined PNC Bank in 1998, where he rose to Executive Vice President & Managing Director of the organization’s Wealth Management Group.

In 2010, he joined Spectrum Management Group in Indianapolis as Principal & Head of New Business Development before moving to Wells Fargo Bank in 2012 as Regional Vice President of Commercial Banking.

Before joining Busey, Watson served as an Executive Vice President with Key Bank in Cleveland, Ohio since 2014, leading commercial banking and wealth management divisions across Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, as well as leading the dealer finance business since 2020.