Virginia Montoya

Program Developer

“Virginia stirs excellence into action as a curator of many parts of The Parnassus Experience. Her heart for our Community of Leaders and the team itself guides her investment in pivotal details”  – John Lankford – Founder of The Parnassus Group

Virginia joined the Parnassus team in early 2022. Before coming onboard, she spent five years in non-profit fundraising and events following a two-year stint in the classroom with Teach for America. She has organized everything from 100-mile bicycle rides to black tie galas everywhere from Colorado to Florida. Through her work managing collaborative teams nation-wide, she has learned to approach all of her projects as learning experiences, knowing that success is best achieved through shared innovation and a willingness to put people over objectives. The chance to work within the Parnassus team as well as help build the Palladium Forum program gives her the space to do just that.
Her first meeting with John revealed his heart for not just the work he does, but, more importantly, the people he serves. That ethos is echoed in the day-to-day operations of the Parnassus Group and the programming of the Palladium Forum. As a true planner, Virginia sees her work in operations and programming as a way to serve the bigger mission of this team by pursuing excellence in the details; ensuring the Parnassus Group is best situated to serve its clients and potential candidates from a seat of total preparedness and intentionality.

Virginia graduated with honors from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. When she is not in the office, she can be found chasing her toddlers, Mary and Camille, around their neighborhood in Bluff Park, or watching the newest Marvel movie with her husband Alex.