Ana M. Montes

Organizing Director for The Utility Reform Network

Ana M. Montes has served as the organizing director for The Utility Reform Network (TURN) since 2008. At TURN, Ana resolves utility complaints from California consumers and manages TURN’s statewide consumer education, leadership-development and advocacy projects. She also developed and manages a statewide project, PolicyVoice, that works with community-based organizations and leaders to generate a unified voice on key telecom policy issues impacting diverse, low–income communities.

Ana worked for 12 years as the director of technology and consumer education at Latino Issues Forum. In that role, she created an innovative model for bringing technology to low-income and minority communities in urban and rural communities. She also led leadership-development and community civic engagement projects in limited English-speaking communities and managed statewide consumer education projects geared toward Latino and Asian communities.

Ana has testified on digital divide issues in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., and has given presentations at numerous conferences and forums. Ana serves on the boards of several community-based organizations, including Accion Latina, the California Community Technology Policy Group and El Concilio of San Mateo County, and served on Consumers Union's advisory board. She was also appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission ULTS Trust Administrative Committee and the California Teleconnect Fund.

Ana is a graduate of the California-based Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, an institute that trains Latina women to run for political office.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good