James Montague has been Plannernet’s CEO since 2003. Prior to becoming CEO, James served as the Company’s COO, after holding a position on Plannernet’s Strategic Advisory Board. Under James’s leadership, Plannernet has expanded its lines of business, as well as moved into international markets. Prior to joining Plannernet, James was a Vice President with Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T) with various duties, including business development, during his ten year tenure with BB&T.
James was a founding member of the International Medical Meeting Planners Association (IMMPA), as well as is a member of Meeting Professional International (MPI). James played a key role in the initial development of the Certified Medical Meeting Manager (CMMM) program – currently the Healthcare (HC) designation in the Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) program.
Active in community affairs, James is a past Treasurer of the Durham Urban Ministries Homeless Shelter, a past President of a local children’s athletic association, and was selected to participate in the Durham Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program.
James graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration while participating in the Honors Program.