Montgomery Leaves FCB Southern Calif.

LOS ANGELES — After more than 20 years with FCB Southern California, evp and executive creative director Scott Montgomery is leaving the agency and taking a breather from agency life.

Montgomery, a staple of Orange County advertising, co-founded Salvati Montgomery Sakoda with partners Phil Salvati and Ken Sakoda in 1981, before selling the shop to Bozell Worldwide, which became FCB Southern California in 1999.

He oversaw all creative duties for FCB’s El Segundo and Irvine, Calif. offices, working on such accounts as the $200 million Taco Bell business, Mattel Toys, Sunkist, Hilton Hotels Corp. and Kawasaki Motors Corp.

“Scott leaves behind a legacy of great work and we wish him nothing but the best,” said Jim Harrington, president of FCB Southern California.

Montgomery, 51, could not immediately be reached for comment, but in a company-issued statement, said, “I?ve missed a few too many Little League games. I’d like to catch up.”

FCB does not yet have a replacement for Montgomery, whose last day is June 1.