Paul Montague was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, served in the and moved to Vancouver from Los Angeles in 1993. Paul started his telecom career in the United States Marine Corps, and after more than 22 year in the telecommunications industry, Paul began working at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce in April of 2005. Since then, he has served as Membership Development Director for the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO of Identity Clark County, and Executive Director of the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce.
In October, Montague rejoined the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce as the Chamber’s Business Services Coordinator and Small Business Assistance Program Counselor. In this role, he is focused on helping small businesses get started, and on connecting chamber members with the employment related services offered by WorkSource to employers in Southwest Washington.
In addition to his work at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Paul operates Paul Montague Tax Preparation, LLC. Relying on prior experience in the tax preparation business, his firm specializes in individual and small business tax returns part time during tax season, and by appointment the rest of the year.
Paul holds a master's degree in Communications Management from the Annenberg School of Communications, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree in Speech Communication, Economics and Computer Science from North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
Paul has served on the Columbia Credit Union Board, is a Past-President of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation Board, Past-President of the Rotary Club of Greater Clark County, and has served as Treasurer of the Greater Clark County Rotary Foundation. Paul currently serves on the Columbia Credit Union Supervisory Committee and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation Board. He also volunteers in the Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association, the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands, and his church.
Paul married his wife, Maureen, in 2015. He has a twenty-two year-old daughter, Emma, who recently interned for Senator Maria Cantwell in Washington, DC., and will be starting grad school in September. He also has two stepsons, Bernard and Finn, who attend Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. Paul is a licensed commercial and private pilot flying out of Pearson Airport. An avid cyclist, Paul has volunteered for and ridden in the Ride Around Clark County for many years, completed the Seattle to Portland ride once and ridden in the Tour de Blast ride to Johnson Ridge Observatory and other organized rides many times.
Born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, I was raised in a family that believed in giving back to the community that supported it. My father ran a concrete construction company he built from the ground up with his brother, and my mother raised me and my two younger brothers and was actively involved with a number of community non-profits and arts groups.