In 2000, Mr. Watkins co-founded Alamerica Bank in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Watkins owns Pencor Orange Corp., the designated Manager of the Masada family of companies. Mr. Watkins also owns First Highland Group, LLC, a commercial real estate development company and Donald V. Watkins, P.C., a Birmingham, AL - based law firm and development company.
Mr. Watkins holds a Bachelors degree from Southern Illinois University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama. Mr. Watkins is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Washington, D.C. He also serves on the Board of Directors of State Mutual Insurance Company in Rome, Georgia, and is a member of the World Bio Markets Advisory Council.