Bank of Florida- Southwest names Edward Morton as chairman of the board

Author: Mendoza College

NAPLES, Fla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Donald R. Barber, Chairman of the Board for Bank of Florida - Southwest, recently announced that Edward Morton has been appointed as Chairman of the Board for Bank of Florida - Southwest, a subsidiary of Bank of Florida Corporation.

"We are fortunate to have such an experienced and strategic thinker to lead our Board. Ed has served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Committee among other roles, and I know he is well prepared for the responsibility of this new role," commented Don Barber. "He transformed the healthcare industry in Collier County as the former CEO of NCH Healthcare System, and his management style and leadership will serve this company well as we continue to build our flagship bank in Southwest Florida."

"Ed was a founding board member for our company, and we are so pleased that he has agreed to accept this new role. I have personally known Ed for over 25 years, and I am confident that his professional skills, strong financial background and fresh ideas will be of great benefit to our company," said Polly M. Rogers Vice Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Morton retired from the NCH Healthcare System in the fall of 2006 where he served for over 34 years most recently as Chief Executive Officer. He is now a Managing Partner with the investment firm, Wasmer, Schroeder & Company, an employee-owned, nationally recognized firm with offices in Naples, Florida and Cleveland, Ohio. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Mr. Morton achieved the rank of Captain in the United States Army and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Miami.


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