ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND ELECTIONS
“Swinging for the Fences: Making a Difference”
1 Hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
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
Paso, TX 79901
(Click here for map)
IIA Members: Free
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
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
- 2000 member of “Top 50 San
Diegans to Watch” by San Diego
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.