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Carolyn Watley

Vice President of Community Engagement

Phone: 816-945-5186
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Carolyn’s CBIZ career began in July, 1977 as Office Manager for the Kansas City CBIZ office (formerly Robert D. O’Byrne and Associates). During her over 30 year tenure with CBIZ, Carolyn has held many roles ranging from Office Manager to Manager of Corporate Accounts to Chief Facilitating Officer and grew the company to the largest employee benefits consulting firm in the Kansas City area with over 100 employees. Carolyn was appointed to President of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services of Kansas City in 1999 and served in this role for 17 years.


Carolyn currently serves as the Vice President of Community Engagement. In this capacity, Carolyn focuses on public-facing business development initiatives, board participation roles and community stewardship.

CBIZ professionals provide a wide variety of employee management services, including employee benefits, human resources, payroll, flexible benefits, COBRA, retirement plan services and executive recruiting. With many service platforms – in areas ranging from accounting to employee benefits – CBIZ strives to ensure that their clients receive the most effective professional solutions that are designed to help businesses grow successfully. 


Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Benedictine College

Community Involvement

  • American Heart Association
  • Benedictine College
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • Kansas City Area Development Council
  • Metropolitan Community College Foundation
  • St. Luke’s South Hospital Advisory Board
  • Truman Medical Center Foundation
  • KU Advancement Board
  • Starlight Theater
  • Urban Youth Academy


Associated Offices

Kansas City - CBIZ Employee Benefits Kansas City 700 West 47th Street
Suite 1100
Kansas CityMO  64112
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