Phil M

Vice President

Finance and Budget - County of Summit

Phil Montgomery is the Director of Finance and Budget for the County of Summit, Ohio. Phil spent 12
years in the private sector and at the City of Akron before Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro
named him Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Job and Family Services in 2017. In 2021, he
transitioned to Deputy Director of the Department of Finance and Budget, where he assisted the
Director in managing the County’s $550+ million budget and navigating rigorous financial reporting
requirements. Moving up to Director in 2022, he oversees more than one billion dollars in financial
transactions and the budget allocations to every department, office and division of Summit County
government.

In addition to his role with the Akron Children’s Museum, Phil volunteers with various other nonprofit
organizations across the community and currently serves as a board member and past chair of the Gay
Community Endowment Fund (GCEF), board member of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition and the
Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI). Phil is also a steering committee member of
the Akron Pride Festival and chairs the Finance committee. He is a 2011 alumni member of
Torchbearers, graduate of Leadership Akron Class XXXI, 2013 recipient of the 30 for the Future Award
from the Greater Akron Chamber and 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from
Torchbearers. In 2020, Phil was named a notable LGBTQ Executive by Crain’s Cleveland.

Phil earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in business information
systems from DeVry University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Ohio Dominican
University, both in Columbus, OH. He lives in Highland Square with his husband, Andrew, and their
children, Brooklynn and Adrionna.