Patricia Montague, FASAE, CAE

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Patricia Montague

Chief Executive Officer

School Nutrition Association

Patricia (Patti) Montague currently serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and School Nutrition Foundation (SNF). SNA is a 501(c) (4) professional association with more than 50,000 members, who are responsible for providing healthy and nutritious meals to students K-12 schools across the country. SNF, a 501(c) (3) is the philanthropic sister organization of SNA that is dedicated to securing financial resources for education, professional development, scholarships and research in school nutrition.

Patti has more than thirty years of association management, marketing and communications experience working at associations and advertising agencies. During her 28 years with SNA, she has held several positions, including Chief Operations Officer, and in 2012 was named SNAs CEO. Patti is a member of the American Society of Association Executives where she has served on national committees and earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) certificate in 2005 and named an ASAE Fellow in 2020. In addition, she is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Prior to joining the Association, Patti was the Director of Marketing at SMART HOUSE, LP. In addition, she worked for some top ad agencies in New York doing strategic marketing and research for such clients as Proctor and Gamble, Federal Express, Dunkin Donuts, and more. She is a trained focus group moderator and strategic planning facilitator. She has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the State University of New York, Oneonta and has completed graduate level course work in Business Administration.


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