Ed Watson is a retired corporate executive from Reno, Nev. He was with Minneapolis-based International Dairy Queen from 1971 to 2007, rising from district manager to chief operating officer and service on its board of directors. Before his food service career, he served in the U.S. Army. He is on the board of Best Bath Systems of Coldwell, Idaho. Previous governance experience includes service on the boards of the Children’s Miracle Network and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. His volunteer work includes raising scholarship funds for Nevadans attending the University of Nebraska.