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Mr. Edward Morton

Board Member
The Freedom Institute of Collier County Boar Memebr

Edward Morton of Naples, has served as a Principal and Managing Director of the investment firm Wasmer & Schroeder & Co. since 2007. He retired in 2006 after 34 years of service, as the CEO of the NCH Healthcare System, a diversified healthcare holding company. He is a Florida native and was raised in Islamorada. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Master’s of Health Science from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Mr. Morton has served and currently sits on the board of a number of civic-minded boards serving the citizens of Southwest Florida. He has served four terms as a Trustee of Florida Gulf Coast University and is currently its Vice Chair. Edward is a past Chairman of the Greater Area Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as Chairman of the FGCU Foundation. Edward is a seven-year member of the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida. He is also a past Chairman of the Partners in Education Program of the then Education Foundation (Champions for Learning). In 2004 Mr. Morton received the Edison State College LIFE Award for his service to the field of education. 

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