Cissy C. Watson has been participating in Honduras mission trips with HOI since its beginnings. She began her career in the housing industry in 1983. After attending Pepperdine University, she started her work in the development and management of multifamily housing communities for senior citizens. A native Atlantan, Ms. Watson took the helm of Mansermar, Inc. in 1985, where she served over 20 years.
In 1996, Ms. Watson founded Hometowne Communities, a development, construction management, property management and asset management firm specializing in apartments. She also served as the developer for the acquisition and rehab of multifamily housing communities in Texas and Georgia.
Ms. Watson developed a mixed use community in downtown San Diego and is an owner in this unique affordable housing community. In addition, Ms. Watson retains ownership in Mansermar, Inc., an experienced management agent specializing in affordable properties for senior citizens.
Ms. Watson and her husband, Ted, have owned a Dairy Queen in Owensboro, Kentucky since 2008. Along with their son, Hunt, they have recently opened a franchised Italian restaurant, Mirko Pasta.
The Watsons currently reside just outside of Athens, GA. They belong to Athens Church and work extensively with missions efforts in Honduras, Africa, India and China. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their 3 children.