About Paul

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Background

 

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.

About Paul

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.