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Beverly Watts

Appointed by the Governor - Term expires 12/31/2024

In 2022, Watts launched a consulting firm to advise small businesses and public/private sectors on how to Build, Manage, and Exceed (BME Consulting) their operations related to infrastructure and transportation projects.

Prior to launching her firm, she was appointed in 2016 as Wayne County’s first female Director of the Department of Public Services. As Director, Watts was responsible for managing the annual budget, developing a capital improvement plan, setting strategic goals and creating a communication/marketing plan for each of the department’s six divisions. Watts managed nearly 600 employees with an annual budget exceeding $300 million dollars.

Watts has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Telecommunication; in 2019, she received certification from the Harvard School of Executive Education.

She serves on the board of Michigan’s Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).