Ulysses J. Montgomery, 1952
Ulysses James Montgomery '52 earned his Bachelor of Science in Building Engineering & Construction (then Course 17) from MIT in 1952.
Montgomery is the founder and CEO of Kwanza Investment Company, LLC and Arko Engineering, LP, using engineering, construction, management, and financing systems to facilitate the generation of capital ownership by low and moderate-income families. He has managed the development of a broad range of projects in the US, Africa, and the Middle East and was the primary consultant to the Festac Village, Lagos, Nigeria, and to the Fillmore Community Development Association, Inc, San Francisco, CA, among others. In association with Michael Strausz, he recently developed a plan for Hunters Point residents to own and develop the former naval shipyard in San Francisco for the benefit of the community.