Alex Montoya Biography
Alex Montoya is an author, international speaker, and academic consultant. He is the owner of A-MOtivational Communications, a motivational communications company. For nearly 10 years he oversaw the San Diego Padres’ outreach to the Latino market in San Diego and Mexico. This followed 7 years at the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where the Chamber enjoyed unprecedented membership sales and media coverage.
Alex is a dynamic presenter – and public speaking coach – who speaks on how individuals, organizations, and corporations can overcome obstacles and maximize their potential. Drawing on his experiences as a triple amputee, Alex blends humor, emotion, and motivation into his presentations. Through Tate Publishing he has authored two books, Swinging for the Fences and The Finish Line, and a third, See the Good, will be published in spring 2016. Alex is in the San Diego Unified School District Hall of Fame for being one of the first students mainstreamed from special education to regular-education.
He was also an Olympic Torch carrier in 1996 and has appeared in the major-motion films Artificial Intelligence and Minority Report and will appear in the upcoming Fox Network pilot, “Pitch.” Alex earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco.
A native of Medellin, Colombia, Alex immigrated to San Diego, California at age four, where he now resides. He enjoys reading, jogging, weightlifting, and chairs the Gurmilan Foundation Board, serving disabled people in San Diego-Tijuana, and serves on the Board for Embrace, an organization assisting disabled and homeless veterans.
In 2016, Alex was appointed to a three-year term on the State Commission for the Employment of People With Disabilities.