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Joseph Montes  


Joseph F. Montes was appointed to the Industrial Development Authority in November of 2007. Commissioner Montes grew up in Whittier, California and served in the United States Air Force for nearly five years. After his military service, Joseph joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1987. Currently the Chief Investment Officer for a Middle Eastern family, Mr. Montes is also a Board of Director on The Fulbright Scholarship Association in Washington, D.C.

For more than 11 years, Mr. Montes served the LAPD as a patrol officer, training officer, detective trainee and academy instructor. His post-LAPD career led Mr. Montes to the banking industry with Goldman Sachs and HSBC.

Mr. Montes graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelorís Degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration. As a Fulbright scholar, he studied Policing, Politics and Economics at the London School of Economics. Joseph is an avid reader and competes in triathlons; he resides in West Los Angeles.


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