Tony Montalto is the father of forever 14-year-old Gina Rose Montalto, who was a victim at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018.
Tony is President of Stand with Parkland – The National Association of Families for Safe Schools, an advocacy group founded by families that had a loved one killed in the Parkland, FL school massacre. The organization promotes a unique, inclusive and all-encompassing approach to safer schools by advocating for improved campus safety, improved mental health programs, and responsible firearm ownership. StandwithParkland.org
In honor of his daughter, Tony is also President of the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation, Inc. Tony and his wife, Jennifer, established this foundation to keep Gina’s light shining by helping others through scholarships and awards as listed on the website: GinaRose.org.
Tony is a captain for a major airline with over 30 years of experience, flying both international and domestic routes. He is also a recipient of The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service. Tony has been seen frequently on many local news broadcasts for ABC, Fox, NBC, and CBS affiliates. Nationally, he has appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, CBS “The Morning Show”, CNN, CBSN’s “Red and Blue”, “Live Now” from Fox. Internationally he has appeared on the Australia 10, BBC, CNN International, and RAI Uno. Tony has also published several Op Ed pieces featured in The Sun-Sentinel, Newsweek, and The Washington Post.