President & CEO, Renegade Communications
Tim Watkins was Renegade Communication’s founding investor in 1988, joining the firm full time in 1991. Since then, as chief executive officer, he has turned what was once a small firm into a multi-faceted creative strategic advertising and marketing communications company, focused on building clients’ businesses. As part of his commitment to his Catholic faith, Tim created Messenger Eagle Communications, a Catholic fundraising and communications consulting firm, as a division of Renegade. He is also a co-founder of the Grace Before Meals movement. Tim’s leadership and vision, on top of a wealth of business experience, make him an invaluable resource to client management. He is an award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed and/or produced films across a wide spectrum of genres: documentary, non-scripted travel log, scripted and short film.
In addition to building and leading a successful strategic and creative marketing communications firm, Tim also holds active leadership positions on many business, community and faith-based boards and committees, including FOCUS, Maryland Film Industry Commission, Towson Global Business Incubator, Itineris of Baltimore, Center for Adults with Autism, Kids Play USA, Women in Cable & Telecommunications, Baltimore Legatus, The Table Foundation, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington and Legatus International. In 2014, Tim was installed as a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre by His Eminence Edwin Cardinal O’Brien.
Tim and Susan, his wife of 27 years, live in the Baltimore suburbs and are the proud parents of three beautiful children: Megan, Timothy and Brian.