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John Montgomery is the vice president of real estate for Pacolet Milliken where he is responsible for developing strategic initiatives to reposition existing properties as well as acquire new properties for future development across a variety of asset classes. Before joining Pacolet Milliken in 2009, John was Spartanburg Market Executive at Carolina First Bank, the largest South Carolina based commercial bank. He also served the bank previously as a Vice President of Corporate Lending. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Converse College, Board of Directors of Glenn Springs Academy, and Board of Directors of the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, he was elected as Commissioner of Public Works for Spartanburg County. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, with a major in European History and a minor in Spanish. In 2009, he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development by Columbia University in New York. John is a Fellow of the 12th class of the Liberty Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.