At the age of 21, she was the youngest branch manager in her region and managed a 5 million dollar portfolio and deposit base. She and her husband Craig Watkins, a Prairie View graduate, opened a thriving title insurance company and criminal defense firm in 1997. As owner and operator of the Fidelity National Title Agency, Tanya has successfully secured and performed title services for several government entities including the City of Dallas and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Their title company was the first and is still the only minority owned title insurance company located in South Dallas.
Tanya is a member of several civic organizations which include Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Jack & Jill of America, the Junior League of Dallas, The Links, Incorporated and a board member of the Domestic Violence Legal Help Center. She is a devoted wife, mother of three and an avid soccer player.