Jerry Montgomery joined Carnival Corporation & plc in March of 2011, as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this capacity, he reports to the CEO and is responsible for supporting the more than 120,000 employees and crew members across Carnival Corporation & plc’s worldwide organization, which includes offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Prior to joining Carnival, Montgomery was the president and founder of the Orlando Strategy Group, a consulting firm focused on labor relations, human resources, corporate social responsibility and sustainability programs. Prior to founding the Orlando Strategy Group, Montgomery served The Walt Disney Company throughout a 30 year career in progressive Human Resources, Public Affairs, and Corporate Social Responsibility roles.
He is an active volunteer and community contributor and served as the vice chairman of the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District from 2008-2011, appointed by Governor Charlie Crist. He is a trustee and immediate past Chairman of the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, sits on the Board of Advisors for the Biltmore Company in Asheville, North Carolina, and is on the Dean’s Advisory Council at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.
He graduated from Harvard with his Bachelors of Arts degree, and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College.