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Kellie Watson, Esq.

Office of Mayor Greg Fischer
Chief Equity Officer
Kellie R. Watson is the first Chief Equity Officer for Louisville Metro Government, providing
strategic, visionary planning and oversight to advance racial equity in Louisville Metro
Government and she oversees the Department of Human Resources and the Human Relations
Commission. Prior to this, she was the General Counsel/Legislative Liaison to Mayor Fischer.
She was also the Director of the Human Resources Department/Labor Relations within the
Fischer administration. Kellie has served as the Director for Office of Human Resource
Management/Acting Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Small Business for the Kentucky
Transportation Cabinet. Kellie’s early year in City of Louisville, were as the Director of the
Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission for several years, as the Director of the Office of
Affirmative Action.
Kellie is a member of the Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
serving as the Executive Board Chair of Beta Alpha Xi Zeta Chapter; Legislative Liaison for Derby
City Chapter of Jack and Jill Inc.