Fran Katz Watson, founder and president of The Katz Watson Group, has been active in the political and fundraising arenas for the last ten election cycles. She began her career in college working for the Democratic Party of Virginia as well as the Congressman from her hometown of Norfolk, Virginia.
Prior to founding The Katz Watson Group in 1999, she had 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 KWG in 2007 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in January 2014. She has extensive experience in PAC, National & Corporate solicitations thanks in part to her work with clients such as the Democratic Attorneys General Association, Democratic Municipal Officials, Menendez for Senate, Udall for Us All & Ted Deutch for Congress. Lauren was born and raised in South Florida and earned her BA in Sociology from The George Washington University.