J. Dennis Montgomery in 2001 relocated to the Hilton Head area and has become affiliated with Gateway Realty specializing in the acquisition and sale of both residential and commercial opportunities.
Prior to relocating, Mr. Montgomery was the president and chief operating officer of the Illinois League of Financial Institutions, Springfield, IL. He assumed that position October 1, 1985.
The Illinois League of Financial Institutions is the statewide trade association serving the state’s 160 savings and loan associations and savings banks with assets in excess of $60 billion.
As the League’s chief administrator, Mr. Montgomery was responsible for implementing all policies and programs of the 160 member trade group. He directed and controlled the League’s daily activities.
Prior to becoming president of the Illinois League, he served as president of the Iowa Credit Union League, and president of the Society of Association Executives and Controllers Society.
Mr. Montgomery holds the rank of Major General (Retired-Iowa) in the Iowa Air National Guard and has received numerous military honors. Because of his combined civilian and military experience, he was assigned complete responsibility for the events and activities surrounding the Iowa gubernatorial inaugurations and all operations relating to the Des Moines visit of Pope John Paul II in 1979.
Mr. Montgomery's wife, Eileen, has been a professional speaker and president of her own company as well as Public Relations Consultant with Lincoln Land Development Company, a commercial real estate developer. She is also a Realtor at Gateway Realty.