Shailen Bhatt, secretary at the Delaware Department of Transportation, has named Hugh E. Curran as its new director of finance.
Curran began his career at Maryland Bank, National Association in 1984. He served in collections, credit, accounting, and treasury. Curran relocated to Chester, England, in 1993, as part of the team launching MBNA Europe where he was responsible building the finance function. Upon return to the United States, Hugh held finance leadership roles in U.S. Credit Card, corporate and strategic planning, and as business finance officer over all corporate business support functions and the bank’s deposit business.
He became finance director for Barclays Bank Delaware, where he was responsible for building the bank's finance infrastructure. Curran left Barclay's in 2010 and has spent the past three years building wealth management practices at both Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.
Curran states, “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with secretary Bhatt and the Department of Transportation team. I look forward to helping Delaware leverage its transportation infrastructure to attract and grow businesses and commerce, while providing a high quality of life to our citizens.”