General Partner, President and CEO
After graduating with an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Montgomery began his career in the Phillies Sales Office selling season and group tickets. He advanced to positions as marketing director and then director of sales before becoming executive vice president after the 1981 season.
He was elevated to chief operating officer in 1992. In 1994, Montgomery was designated as co-general partner and acquired an ownership interest in the team. On June 20, 1997 he succeeded Bill Giles as general partner, president and chief executive officer.
During his 41 years in the game, Montgomery has been active in a wide range of areas for Major League Baseball. He is presently vice chair of the Board of Directors of Major League Baseball Enterprises (formerly MLB Properties) and is a member of MLB’s Executive Council. In addition, he serves on the board of the Major League Baseball Network. Montgomery is also a member of MLB’s Schedule Committee and Labor Policy Committee as well as the Commissioner’s Special Committee for On-Field Matters.
Locally, Montgomery remains an active alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania where he served as a trustee. He currently serves on the university’s Board of Overseers of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. He is a past member and former chair of the policy board of WXPN Radio — 88.5FM, the university’s member-supported radio station. In October 2009 Montgomery received the Penn Alumni Award of Merit in recognition of his dedication and service to the university.
In addition to his Penn activities, Montgomery is the current chairman of the Philadelphia Sports Congress and also serves on the board of Need in Deed, a non-profit service-learning organization working with children in Philadelphia public schools. He is a past board chairman of both the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Woodlynde School, a private K-12 school in Strafford, PA.
Montgomery was born June 26, 1946, and grew up in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the William Penn Charter School (1964) where he received the Alumni Award of Merit in 2005 and the University of Pennsylvania (1968) where he majored in history. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 1970.
David and his wife Lyn make their home in the Wyndmoor section of Philadelphia. They have three children, Harry, Sam and Susa, and one granddaughter, Elizabeth.