Director of International Programs
Anel Montes is director of international programs of Chicago Sister Cities International. She develops and implements strategies that maximize the synergies among the 28 sister city committees to identify areas of interest for best practices and possible areas of collaboration; oversees all aspects of committee activities; and provides guidance and direction to the programming staff as it relates to committee activities.
Anel also manages volunteer sister city committees; coordinates exchanges that focus on arts and culture, business and economic development, education, environment, and social services between Chicago and its sister cities; facilitates international delegation visits; and administers CSCI program-wide events. In addition, she focuses on business initiatives for CSCI.
Anel is a native of Chicago. She holds a BA in Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and an MBA with a focus on Public Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University. She is fluent in Spanish.