Public Sector Workforce 2030 Summit:
Planning for the Next Generation of State and Local Government Employees

Friday, September 27, 2019 – Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Angela Montez

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary, ICMA Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC)


Angela Montez joined ICMA-RC in May 2000. She serves as ICMA-RC’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary. In this capacity, she oversees ICMA-RC’s Legal Division, managing and coordinating the internal Legal staff and external legal counsel to address all legal and regulatory matters impacting ICMA-RC, its subsidiaries and affiliates. As the Corporation’s lead attorney, she has primary responsibility for legal advice and guidance provided with regard to ICMA-RC’s key business areas of retirement plan administration and asset management, and focuses substantial attention on the Corporation’s governance, and that of its subsidiaries and affiliates. Angela is involved in the full range of matters handled by the Legal Division and is a member of the Corporation’s Senior Leadership Team. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, she plays an active role in strategic planning for the Corporation. She is also active in industry organizations impacting ICMA-RC’s primary business areas, including service on the Advisory Board of the Society of Professional Asset Managers and Recordkeepers (“SPARK”) and the Executive Advisory Board of the Coalition of Collective Investment Trusts. Before joining ICMA-RC, Angela was an associate with Groom Law Group, Chartered, where she specialized in title I of ERISA, counseling private plan clients on a variety of issues including fiduciary responsibility, participant rights, investment and health care issues.

Angela received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1994. While in law school, Angela interned in the Office of the City Administrator of the District of Columbia, Mr. Robert Mallett. Prior to law school, Angela worked as a Special Assistant to the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman William H. Gray. Angela received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.



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