COMPANY: Centennial Development Group
TITLE: Executive Vice President/Principal
Group (Real Estate Investment/Development – Owner/Operator of Commercial Real Estate Assets)
WIFE: Erin Morton
CHILDREN: Ella, 2nd grade; Jace, Kindergarten
Volunteering in the Brevard community is second nature to Melbourne native, Justin Morton. Due to his parents’ involvement in charitable causes, Justin said, “I realized at a young age that being involved and giving back was going to be an important part of my life.”
As well as serving as executive vice president/principal at Centennial Development Group, Justin makes the time to serve several local organizations, including past leadership and board roles for Melbourne Rotary Club and South Brevard Habitat for Humanity, and currently serves on the board of trustees for Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. “Being on local boards allows me to have a personal impact on the ways in which these organizations are able to support local children and families in Brevard County,” he explained.
Holy Trinity holds a special place in his heart, as his two children, Ella and Jace, attend, as did his mother, Evon (Bedford) Morton. The school, which serves students in preschool through grade 12, will celebrate its 60th anniversary this September.
“My wife, Erin, and I wanted our children to receive a solid education based on the Christian principles that Holy Trinity offers. Small classroom sizes, one-on-one teaching, daily chapel, STEAM and many other important attributes are why Holy Trinity is our school of choice. We wanted to provide our children a firm educational foundation so that they can learn in an environment that provides them all of the tools to be able to go anywhere they want to in life.”
Justin added, “I always wanted to be involved at an intimate level in our children’s school and feel very fortunate to be able to serve in the capacity that I do.”