Class of 2021 BEQ Pride LGBTQ Leader Under 40
(He, Him) is 28
The year 2020 feels like a worldwide wake-up call in so many ways. As a leader, I realize the most important thing I have learned and will take forward is…
To embrace the uncertainty, remain compassionate for all that need it currently, and find and celebrate what brings you joy in life. For me, my husband, dog, friends, games and binge watching TV bring me joy in these crazy times.
Born to a teen mom, Jason Montgomery is a bi-racial gay man determined to make the world a better place for future generations. He is a human resources business partner at Siemens where he is on an accelerated career track. Selected for a prestigious human resources leadership development program and elected national chair of the Siemens PRIDE ERG, Montgomery is driving inclusion and representation initiatives within the firm. Montgomery holds a Bachelor of Art from Rollins College and a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College – Crummer Graduate School of Business, the first college graduate in his family.
Jason Montgomery has driven key initiatives to expand the presence of PRIDE@Siemens and push for equality. Some of these achievements include creating the first training on gender-neutral pronoun usage in the workplace, contributing to Siemens globally by organizing the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia at Siemens, and bringing visibility to Siemens employees to allow them to share their LGBTQ stories.
Montgomery was instrumental in the recruitment and representation efforts for the Siemens Orlando diversity council. At Siemens, he was one of seven professionals selected for the global human resources Leadership Development program and spent time in the global headquarters in Munich Germany influencing global human resources and PRIDE strategy.
Montgomery is also a Siemens Coach for Courageous Conversations helping the Siemens community confront racial injustice and recognize the intersectionality of race and the LGBTQ community. Throughout his career, he has put LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion at the forefront of everything he does.
At Rollins College, Montgomery advocated raising awareness for the alarming rates of LGBTQ suicide in the nation. He interned at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to help improve corporate supply chain diversity for LGBTQ business owners. As the youngest Operations Manager at the PRIDE Chamber of Orlando, he helped lead diversity education efforts for local hospitality companies and their LGBTQ ERGs.