Winthrop Watson is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh. A native of Winston-​Salem, N.C., he comes to Pittsburgh from Hong Kong, where he was a managing director with J.P. Morgan.A graduate of the University of Virginia and Stanford University’s M.B.A. program, Watson and his wife, Signe…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
I’m an entrepreneur, the CEO of a company. That takes up a lot of my time. But I love playing with my kids, doing things with friends and getting exercise. I’ve also found that I need artistic stimulation to exercise the other part of my brain.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
I can’t look at my career path and, with a straight face, tell anyone that it was the result of a plan. I was born in Delaware. My folks split up, and then my mother and I moved to Connecticut in the years before I went to college.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading President of the Heinz Endowments talks about life and business
The world, my father liked to say, is a dangerous place. “Just when you think you’re clear,” he’d say. “It sneaks up and bites you.” Which might explain how I ended up on the bathroom floor, my ankle twisted, my hairdryer whirring in the sink.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading A story about being present
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