Press Release -  7.24.2012

Michael L. Morton, Delaware’s Controller General, joins the Diamond State Port Corporation

Board of Directors


(Wilmington, Del) --- Delaware’s Legislative Council of the General Assembly approved the appointment of Michael L. Morton as Delaware’s new State Controller General and confirmed his appointment to the board of directors of the Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC) effective July 1, 2012. Established as a state corporation in 1995, the DSPC owns and operates the Port of Wilmington, Delaware. An economic engine, Delaware’s seaport is responsible for 4,300 family sustaining jobs annually generating $365 million in business revenue, $340 million in personal income and $31 million in State and regional taxes.
Michael L. Morton

The Office of Controller General is the fiscal oversight arm of the Delaware General Assembly. As such, the Office not only prepares the State’s finance legislation but also serves on several committees and boards on behalf of the legislative branch. These include the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Committee, the Cash Management Policy Board, The Group Life and Group Health Committees, and the Delaware Stadium Corporation. Also, the Office of the State Controller General provides staffing for the Delaware General Assembly and, specifically, the Joint Finance Committee and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Capital Improvement Program.

Mr. Morton has served in the Controller General’s Office since 1988, most recently as the Deputy Controller General. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

“We welcome Mr. Morton to the DSPC board of directors and to the Port of Wilmington, Delaware,” remarked Gene Bailey, executive director of the DSPC. “From his years of service in the Controller General’s office Mr. Morton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in state financial policies, procedures and strategy formulation that will be of invaluable assistance to the Port in our role as an economic engine for the State of Delaware. We look forward to his valuable guidance and counsel in the future.”


About the Port of Wilmington, Delaware
Founded in 1923, the Port of Wilmington is a full service mid-Atlantic seaport at the confluence of the Christina and Delaware rivers strategically located and serving over 200 million North American consumers by overnight truck and rail delivery. The Port is the nation’s leading gateway for imported perishable cargo and operates the largest on-dock cold storage complex in North America.