Mr. Montagnese is the President and CEO of Licking Memorial Health Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Wittenberg University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from The Ohio State University. Additionally, he is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
He serves on a number of boards which include treasurer and past president of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Foundation Board; past president and lifetime honorary member of the BBBS Board; chairman of the Newark Campus Development Fund; treasurer and past president of the Salvation Army Advisory Board; vice chairman of The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology Board; PaceSetter Division Chair for the Wyatt Adkins Foundation; and a board member for First Federal Savings, Our Futures in Licking County and the Institute for Health Innovation. He is also a member of the Newark Rotary Club.
Montagnese has received numerous awards in recent years which include Executive of the Year through the Columbus CEO Healthcare Achievement Award in 2016. He was added to the Licking Valley Hall of Pride, named on Becker’s 130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know list in 2015 and 2016, and received the Bravo Award for Community Service from the Newark Rotary Club in 2015. In 2014 Montagnese was a top 10 national finalist for the Modern Healthcare Community Leadership award.
Montagnese and his wife, Lauren, reside in Licking County with their children, Ashley, Robby and Brady.