Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is nominating Oscar Montoya to become the city’s next Managing Director.
According to Pawlowski, “Oscar Montoya comes to the position with extensive management and finance experience in the private sector that makes him extremely qualified for the managing director role.”
Montoya worked from 1996 to 2007 for Bristol-Myers Squibb. He was Capital Manager of Technical Operations internationally, providing all aspects of financial management for global engineering and facilities which consisted of a $260 million annual budget. He has also worked in numerous management and finance roles at Johnson and Johnson, Prudential, Larsen and Toubro Infotech and most recently as a consultant with KPMG.
Montoya holds four masters degrees…An MS in Employee Relations and an MS in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, an MBA in Finance and an MIS from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also holds a BS from Edison State College.”
“I want to thank Mayor Pawlowski for the confidence he is displaying in me,” said Montoya. “Allentown is a growing and diverse community. I’m looking forward to working with the mayor, City Council and the residents and business people of the city. In previous roles, I’ve developed and or increased efficiencies through collaboration of various departments and cultures on a global basis to better serve the organization as a whole. I look forward to doing the same for the city of Allentown, albeit with challenges. I look forward to the opportunity and challenges that await me in this role.”
The purpose of the managing director is to encourage collaboration, cooperation and coordination among city departments to ensure that the policy directives of the mayor and City Council are properly communicated and reflected in the day-to-day operations of the city.
The managing director works directly with the mayor to oversee the functioning of city services by the city’s numerous departments. Pawlowski said, “Oscar’s diverse management and finance background makes him a perfect candidate for the position. I am confident that he will be an outstanding leader and help to improve operations throughout city government.”
Montoya’s nomination must be confirmed by City Council.