Carol Montoya Recognized by Hood College

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Potomac Management Resources President Recognized for Professional Achievement

Hood College has recognized Carol Montoya, CAE with its Outstanding Recent Alumna Award. This honor is reserved for an alumna who has demonstrated competence and achievement in either her professional career or community service within 15 years of graduating Hood College.

A 1994 graduate, Montoya was selected on the basis of her work at Potomac Management Resources, an association management and event planning firm based in Alexandria, VA. She began as the company’s first full-time employee before becoming president and owner in just seven years. PMR currently has 13 association clients and 6 event clients, serviced by a staff of 11 full-time employees.

The award was presented in Frederick, MD, at the Hood College Alumnae and Alumni Luncheon, held during Reunion Weekend in June.

Montoya is an active volunteer alumna of the college. She was recently elected to a second term as First Vice President of the Alumnae and Alumni Association Executive Board, serves as Class of 1994 Fund Agent, and previously served two terms as Chair of the Hood College Magazine Editorial Board.  Montoya is also on the board of the Association for Women in Communications - DC Chapter and a member of the AMC Institute and American Society of Association Executives.

Montoya earned her B.A. in Political Science from Hood College. She lives inAlexandria, VA with her husband, daughter, and son.

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Potomac Management Resources is a full-service association management and event planning company based in Alexandria, VA that provides its clients administrative, financial management, board facilitation, communications, member services, and event planning resources. The company began in 1996 as an event planning firm and took on its first association management client in 2000. With PMR’s support, national and regional professional and trade organizations achieve their membership goals and professional agendas. Further information about PMR is available at

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