Women Inspiring Nevada: Stacy Watkins, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lexicon Bank


Stacy Watkins (Christopher DeVargas / Staff)

Thu, Apr 27, 2023 (2 a.m.)

The mission of Lexicon Bank includes empowering clients and bankers and unleashing the economic potential of Southern Nevada. President and CEO Stacy Watkins does an excellent job of embodying those goals.

Though Watkins says she fell into a career in banking, she has dedicated the past 29 years to perfecting her craft. In her time at Lexicon Bank, she has helped expand new product offerings, tripled its team size and hit profitable revenue targets. She oversees client services and operations, as well as building community awareness and partnerships.

Watkins is heavily involved in the community and has a passion for progressing economic mobility and financial literacy in Southern Nevada. In doing so, she has partnered with several nonprofits. Watkins is a past Chairman of the Board for Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada and currently serves as co-chair of the Capital Campaign, Family Gifts Division. She also participates with the bank’s community spotlight program highlighting other local charities, including Three Square Food Bank, Communities in Schools of Nevada, Leaders in Training, the National Association of Women Business Owners and the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada.

Her advice to young businesswomen is simple and bold: “Do what you love, because when times get tough you will be able to remind yourself that you are in it for the right reasons. Never give up. Work hard and have grit.”

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