Watson Welcomes New Director of Information Technology

Watson Welcomes New Director of Information Technology

Watson Realty Corp. is pleased to announce Kevin Porter as its new director of information technology.

Kevin Porter

Jacksonville, Fla. – In his new position, Porter will be applying his expertise in information technology services and systems management.

Porter has 25 years of experience in IT designing, implementing, and supporting enterprise solutions, managing technical projects, and overseeing IT departments. He has a deep background in IT solutions for the healthcare industry, including working as director of IT for Baptist and Ingenios Health, providing leadership and securing efficiency and compliance of internal platforms, data systems, and infrastructures.


Porter holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Florida and was a systems administrator/aviation electronics technician for the U.S. Navy for four years. He was a former board member and communications director of the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) from 2010-14 and president of the Jacksonville SharePoint Users Group (JaxSPUG) from 2010 to 2012.

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After earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Central Florida, Tracey set out in the real world at Florida Realtors in 1994 as a communication assistant, working her way up to editor in chief of Florida Realtor magazine. In 2004, she left the association to start her freelance writing and editing business. One of her first clients was REAL Trends, and she started working for the organization in 2005. In 2014, Tracey was promoted to editor in chief of publications for REAL Trends. She handles the writing and editing of all REAL Trends publications and marketing materials, including LORE Magazine, the REAL Trends newsletter and the blog. She is also the primary podcast interviewer where she conducts interviews with top real estate industry leaders and affiliated industry leaders. Tracey is married with two children.



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