Louie has garnered the trust of clients and colleagues. In their own words…

Louie and I have worked in the government market for many years. I witnessed firsthand his ability to advance business opportunities, establish plans to achieve goals, develop relationships, and guide new business to a successful conclusion.

When Louie launched L.F. Watson & Associates LLC, Empower Retirement formed a relationship with him to help my team gain access to mid and large sized municipalities. He exceeded our expectations and delivered results. Louie was instrumental in developing territory strategy with the sales team, successful in opening doors, securing introductions with key decision makers, and provided valuable assistance in winning new business. In addition, Louie added significant value to our relationship by training, coaching, and mentoring one of my new sales associates.

Louie has provided significant value around our sales effort and I am happy to serve as a reference.

Brent Neese
Sr. Vice President, Government Markets
Empower Retirement

Mr. Watson opened doors that otherwise may have been closed to VPS.  He exhibited effortless diligence in the objective to facilitate the introduction of VPS to key individuals and decision makers, which will benefit VPS for years to come.

Daniel Brown
Director of Marketing
Value Payment Systems

Louie is absolutely the very best relationship guy I have ever seen.  People love him and my philosophy is that people do business with people they like!  Louie is a tireless worker who pays the price and leaves no stone unturned in pursuing success.

Michael Studebaker
Regional Vice President
Nationwide Retirement Solutions

For the ICMA Conference, we contracted with Louie to get us in front of key prospects and work with our team at the exhibit booth. Louie delivered value for Bidsync by arranging an intimate dinner with key prospects and delivering qualified leads throughout the conference. This was significant for our firm and money well spent. If you’re looking for an experienced professional to help your company get in front of public sector officials, I would highly recommend Louie.

Jon Moody
Former VP of Procurement Sales
BidSync, Inc.

Thanks to Louie’s tireless efforts, our city employees have another option to secure their financial futures well into their retirement, and the City of Westland has a proven partner who we know can get the job done on behalf of our citizens.

The Honorable William Wild
City of Westland, MI

Louie provided me with the necessary tools in leadership, coaching, and mentorship in assisting in my development as a leader in the organization. Louie is well respected by our clients, associates, business partners, and competitors.

Emanuel Mahand
Program Director
Nationwide Retirement Solutions

Louie is an executive who can strategically diagnose situations, develop plans, and execute solutions resulting in positive outcomes. He’s demonstrated courage, outside the box thinking, bridge building relationship skills, and a collaborative approach with City officials and employees.

Sam Johnson
Investment Manager, Division of Finance
City of Memphis, TN

I am pleased to offer my recommendation of Louie as a strong collaborator, leader, strategic and solutions oriented executive who is well organized and gets the job done.  He can build relationships, has executive presence, and his integrity is impeccable.  You can count on Louie to be a trusted advisor to you and your company.

Bruce T. Moore
City Manager
City of Little Rock, AR

When I was Mayor of Stamford, I served in a role with the U.S. Conference of Mayors that gave me the opportunity to interface with Louie Watson on a regular basis regarding the national interests of the Conference.  Louie was a great partner as we forged a new, stronger and more productive relationship between the Conference and Nationwide.  He was able to work with me to bring together the key players from Nationwide and work effectively with the Conference to move both organizations forward.

The Honorable Dannel P. Malloy
State of Connecticut

I always found Louie to be a complete professional who demonstrated a very dedicated work ethic, impeccable integrity and outstanding interpersonal and communications skills.  I would recommend him for any position he decides to pursue.

Thomas F. Houle
Vice President
Nationwide Financial Network

Louie developed solid relationships with county officials including the County Executive, County Commissioners, my office, and union leadership to gain acceptance of new products or services. He strategically and tactically worked with my department heads including HR, Finance, and Procurement to execute services.  I want the best service options for my employees to choose and Louie delivered.

Lonnie R. Robbins
Chief Administrative Officer
Howard County, Maryland

As the commercial arm of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, we have turned to Louie Watson so many times over the years for his strategic business insights, his ability to bring people together, and his tireless work ethic that grew business and made a difference for the cities we serve.  I am always impressed with Louie’s exceptional ability to connect with mayors and their executive staff to build relationships, and acquire and retain new business.

Kathryn Kretschmer-Weyland
Chief Operating Officer
U.S. Mayor Enterprises, Inc.
Silver Springs, MD

Louie Watson and I worked closely together for a number of years on NACo-related initiatives on behalf of our members, during which time he proved to have an excellent grasp of complex products and services, an ability to bring people together, and served as an outstanding representative of Nationwide.  He developed a reputation as a strong and fair contract negotiator, talented business development expert, and an executive who could plan, develop and execute for measurable results.

Lisa Cole
Director (Retired)
NACo Financial Services Corporation
Washington, DC

As Mayor of the City of Trenton, NJ for more than 20 years, my staff, Cabinet and I partnered with Louie to support our City employees, and achieve the broader strategic goals of the City of Trenton.  During my tenure as President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, I witnessed first-hand Louie’s ability to effectively work with mayors of large and small cities throughout the country to launch and communicate programs, secure productive appointments with key leaders, and persistently drive for adoption of important programs.

The Honorable Douglas H. Palmer
Former Mayor
City of Trenton, NJ

If you were trying to define someone who exemplifies leadership and relationships, it would be Louie Watson. Managing change in today’s business environment is one of the most important competencies a leader can deploy. Louie has successfully lead change and built new relationships across several business lines, several territories, and several roles during his tenure at Nationwide. Every time, he has taken a new group, in a new territory, with a new leadership team and exceeded expectations/results.

John Kendall, CMFC, CRC
Managing Director
Nationwide Retirement Solutions