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Chapter Event
4/16/2014 11:00 AM
4/16/2014 1:30 PM
El Paso Club - Chase Building 18th Floor | Texas
“Swinging for the Fences: Making a Difference”
1 Hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Presented by

Alex Montoya


Alex Montoya is a Major League Baseball executive, author, and international speaker. He is also a former Olympic Torch Bearer and member of the San Diego City Schools Hall of Fame. He will do more than just motivate you. As a triple amputee, who has worn three prosthetics since childhood, he will inspire you. Alex’s journey will make you laugh, feel, and KNOW that you can make a difference!

1 hour of CPE Credit (TSBPA Sponsor No. 009791)

No preqruisite required; includes lunch buffet.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Registration: 11:00 a.m.

General membership meeting/Lunch:  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Program:  12:30 p.m. -  1:00 p.m.


El Paso Club - Chase Building, 18th Floor

201 East main Street

El Paso, TX  79901

(Click here for map)


IIA Members:  Free

Non-members: $30

Registration Deadline:

Please register by April 11, 2014 – Payments may be made by credit card  by clicking on the PayPal buttons listed below:

Members - Annual General Membership Meeting: ​​ E-mail the Chapter Secretary below for registration

Non-Members - Annual General Membership Meeting: 

If paying by cash or check, or registering at the event, please e-mail Lyz Gonzalez, Chapter Secretary or contact her at (915) 212-1374, or you may also e-mail Veronica Coronado, Chapter Vice-President,  or contact her at (915) 774-8222. If paying by check, please make payable to "El Paso Area Chapter IIA”.  Invoices are available upon request. Meals and seats are reserved based on the number of RSVPs received by the deadline date. No-shows and cancellations after the RSVP date will be billed.  If you are unable to attend, you may have someone else attend in your place to avoid being billed.  If not prepaid, payment at the door is required - preferably checks.  

 About the Presenter:

Alex Montoya is a baseball executive, international speaker, and published author. He is the Manager of Latino Affairs for the San Diego Padres. Since beginning his career with the Padres in 2006, he has overseen the team’s outreach and charitable programs to the Latino community in San Diego County and Mexico. Montoya is also an author and speaker, delivering motivational presentations about success and overcoming disability obstacles. He was one of the first San Diegans mainstreamed from special-education in 1980, a feat that earned him a spot in the San Diego Unified School District “Hall of Fame” in 2013. He was also selected to carry the Olympic Torch during the 1996 Summer Olympics in the United States.

Among his personal and career citations:

  • 2013 “40 Under 40” honoree by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2012 “Commitment to the Hispanic Community” Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • 2010 “Visionary Award” by the San Diego César E. Chávez Commemorative Committee 
  • 2009 Paul Harris Fellow (for professional and community excellence) by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
  • 2000 member of “Top 50 San Diegans to Watch” by San Diego Magazine

Montoya has authored or contributed to three books:

  • Published in the anthology The Spirit of Notre Dame in 2005 via Doubleday Press
  • His debut book, Swinging for the Fences, released in 2008, has sold over 1,500 copies via Tate Publishing
  • A second book, The Finish Line, released in 2012, also through Tate Publishing

Montoya earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Notre Dame (1996) and a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco/Orange County (2008).

A native of Medellín, Colombia, who moved to San Diego at age four, Montoya is on several advisory boards for organizations serving youth and families. He is an avid reader and has completed several endurance races, including two San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon relay teams.​