Edward A. Montgomery, Jr., 83, graduated from Deerfield Academy; he received a BA ‚56 and LLD ‚95 from Trinity College, and attended Harvard Business School. He joined Mellon Bank’s management training program in 1959, and worked in Data Processing, Cash Management, Credit Policy and Corporate Banking. From 1970 to 1974 he was a Vice President responsible for corporate lending in the New York City division of the Corporate Banking Department.
In 1974, he became Manager of the International Banking Department’s London Office with responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 1977, he returned to the States to become a Senior Vice President of Mellon Bank, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Mellon National Mortgage Corporation. In 1985, he became Vice Chairman of Mellon Bank Corporation, Vice Chairman of Mellon Bank, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mellon Bank (East).
On August 1, 1989, he retired from the Bank. Upon retirement, he served as the 1989/1990 Campaign Chairman for the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
He joined the staff of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania in January 1990 as Vice President of Resource Development and a member of the Management Committee. In 1995 he assumed responsibility for the Tocqueville Society (individuals who give over $10,000 annually) and individual leadership donors outside the workplace. At the end of 2010 he retired from United Way. He is now a volunteer with United Way, Honorary Chair, Endowment Campaign, a volunteer consultant for United Way Worldwide, and a consultant for not for profits about fundraising, and board roles and responsibilities.
He is Vice Chair of the Curtis Institute of Music and Chair of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. He is a Trustee of the Isabel Rockefeller Trust, the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation, and the Byerschool Foundation. He is on the board of the Marlboro Music School and Festival, Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (past chairman 1989), Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, and the Philadelphia Empowerment Zone Finance Committee. He is Trustee Emeritus of the Academy of Natural Sciences (past chairman 2003-2009), Opportunities Industrial Center, the Philadelphia Orchestra Association Teach for America Greater Philadelphia, and Trinity College (past chairman 1986-1994). He is a retired director of Fisher Scientifics International, Mellon Bank Corporation, Pullman Corporation, and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and Leap Ambassador Community.
From 1956 to 1958, he served in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He and his wife Susan (who died in January 2015) have two daughters and two grandsons.
2017 – member the American Philosophical Society
2014 – United Way Worldwide Lifetime Service Award
2014 – John Haas Regional Champion Award – UWGPSNJ
1991 – Trinity College’s highest honor the Eigenbrodt Trophy
1986 – Community Leader of the Year – Arthritis Foundation
Elderhostel Board – 12 years beginning in 1990-2003 (one year off)
Chairman of the Board Ft. Mifflin 1994-1998
Chairman of the Philadelphia Historical Commission – 1987-1994
Chairman and Board member Prince Music Theater 1985-2000
Chairman of the Board and Chair Advisory Council Royal Oak Foundation – 1989-2017