Regional Director for Northern and Central California Region
Department: Board Member
In March of 2018, Johnny Montes joined the Chase team as the Regional Director for the North/Central Cal region.
Most recently, Johnny was the Region Executive in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire for Bank of America. In this role, Johnny was responsible for end to end management of the branches. He focused on driving an integrated strategy in built upon a defined client management process implementation, cross line of
business collaboration, and building a world class sales force.
Johnny has also held roles as the Area Executive for Los Angeles East and Consumer Market Executive roles for the Palm Springs Desert and Orange Chino Hills Markets. Johnny began his career as a Personal Banker with Bank of America and has held several leadership roles throughout Southern California.
In 2017, Johnny was recognized by the HACR organization as one of 35 "Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers" (YHCA). He was an executive sponsor for HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Leadership Advancement) and has been an active member of the Associate Engagement and Inclusion Council representing Retail Bank and Distribution.
He is also an active community volunteer and has sat on 3 nonprofit boards, including serving Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the Inland Empire where he has helped drive fundraising efforts across the West Region.
He also is a board member for Junior Achievement of Southern California, focusing on financial literacy and better money habits for the youth in the local communities. In addition he is also one of five members on the national advisory board for BankWorks, which is aiming to become a nation-wide program focused on workforce development and providing specialized training in the banking industry.
Johnny holds a B.A. from UC Santa Barbara, where he majored in Business Economics & Accounting. He currently resides in Riverside with his wife, Taylor, daughter, Magnolia, son Morrison, and two dogs, Bodhi, and Baxter.