Kent Morton is the Chairman of The Morton and Spapperi Family Foundation. Mr. Morton, along with his wife Julie Spapperi-Morton, co-founded The Foundation as a means to channel their interests in the natural world into tangible advancements in preservation, enhancement, and restoration of the environment in which we all live.
Kent’s career in advance of establishing The Foundation gave him both the impetus and knowledge necessary to meet The Foundation’s goals and objectives. In 2010, Mr. Morton helped found Moxie Energy, LLC, a privately held company whose mission is to develop, own, and operate clean energy infrastructure projects. Prior to forming Moxie Energy, Mr. Morton worked for various energy companies where he supervised the environmental and regulatory processes for natural gas, wind, and biomass projects, including management of the political, legal, and public and community affairs associated with those efforts.
Avoidance, minimization, and mitigation are important concepts associated with any large infrastructure project. Throughout his career in the energy industry, Mr. Morton consistently advocated and successfully implemented efforts designed to balance the wants of society with the needs of the environment. His work with The Foundation moves these efforts to a new level of emphasis.
Mr. Morton holds a law degree from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He and Julie enjoy all types of outdoor activities and regularly seek out new adventures that broaden their appreciation of our natural world.