When he was a student at South High, Kelvin Watson (South High 1990) was a catalyst for change—a quality that has remained with him throughout his career.
In 2004, Watson became associate director of corporate and educational sales for Borders Group, Inc. (BGI), nationwide, and is currently the associate director of business development, field sales and service. While improving sales and service, he also infused greater diversity into collections and what is offered to customers at the hundreds of Borders stores.
For his impact within the industry, he was named one of “the most influential African Americans in book publishing today,” as described by Carolyn Hardnett Robinson in the Jan./Feb. 2006 edition of Black Issues Book Review. He became an executive board member of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association in June 2006.
Watson currently resides in Ypsilanti, MI.