President, Filipino American Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Founder, PRO, Former President, Filipino American Veterans Society
Senior Independent Marketing Consultant
Senior Certified Advisor, Powur Solar Company
- The fourth of nine children, born and raised in Manila, Philippines, from parents Julian DelMar Bontilao, a Captain in the Philippine Army, and Angela Vilbar Bontilao, a proprietor.
- Attended elementary and high school at Malate Catholic School. The family moved to Cebu City due to father’s military assignment. Graduated high School at San Isidro Parish School.
- Moved back to Manila to pursue Electrical Engineering at University of the East where he was awarded a scholarship.
- Enlisted in the US Navy in 1972, trained in the aviation field and awarded the Navy aviation electrical and electronic certifications.
- Worked on communication, navigation, radar and weapons systems of the A-7E bomber and FA-18 fighter aircraft.
- Certified Navy Programming Operator, and graduated with honors at Columbia College, MO, Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Information Systems
- Upon retirement from the Navy, worked as Robotics Engineering and Programming with Johnson & Johnson Vistakon Eye-Care.
Former Vice Chair, National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), Southern Region US Southeast Region Coordinator, Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Program FILVETREP, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, NE Florida Veterans Council Founder and Director, First Coast Asian American Chamber of Commerce Senior Marketing Director, World Financial Group, NE Florida Region Coordinator, Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF), National Marketing Director, D’essense Perfumes Rector, Kairos Prison Ministry (Northeast Florida). Cursillo in Christianity. Education: Life and Health Insurance Certification, Kaplan University Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology, Columbia College, Missouri US Navy Electrical, Electronics and Computer Programming Certifications College of Engineering, University of the East, Philippines (1968-1972)
Life and Health Insurance Certification, Kaplan University
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology, Columbia College, Missouri
US Navy Electrical, Electronics and Computer Programming Certifications
College of Engineering, University of the East, Philippines (1968-1972)