Edward A. Morton
Ed Morton is a Managing Director, and is responsible for strategic planning and developing and maintaining business relationships.
Ed joined WS in 2007, bringing with him more than 40 years of experience in the executive and financial fields. He began his financial career in 1972 with NCH Healthcare System after serving our country as a Captain in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement from NCH in 2006, Ed held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and for the last six years of his career with NCH, Chief Executive Officer. Through Ed’s leadership, NCH’s net worth doubled from $137.8 million in 2000 to $275.5 million in 2006. The company also achieved several highly recognized awards during that time, including rising to be in the top five percent of all healthcare organizations in the US (2004, 2005 and 2006). NCH also achieved the top 100 status of all healthcare organizations in the country for overall performance improvement over the past five years (ending in 2006). They also received multiple awards for NCH cardiac programs, including Code Save A Heart, and acquired the area’s first CyberKnife, da Vinci Surgical System robot and PET/CT scanner technology.
Ed earned his BA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, his MBA from the University of Miami, and his MS in Health Science from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Ed serves the community in several leadership roles that include: Director of the Leadership Collier Foundation, Director of the Greater Naples Area Chamber of Commerce, Trustee of the Youth Development Foundation (Quest), Trustee of the Moorings Park Institute, Trustee of the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Foundation, and Community Board Member of the Lee Memorial Health System. Ed is also a member of the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida.
Raised in the Florida Keys, Ed is an avid reader and philatelist (stamp collector). He enjoys cycling and lifting weights. He is the father of four children, the grandfather of six grandchildren, and the owner of a very large Akita.