Ken Simpler was elected Delaware State Treasurer on November 4, 2014, and took the oath of office on January 6, 2015. During his first term as State Treasurer, Ken has applied his 20-year career as a finance professional to focus on some of Delaware’s core fiscal operations:


  • improving the return on investment of our $2 billion cash portfolio
  • re-architecting the banking services through which our $10 billion in annual spending flows
  • examining the feasibility of our $2 billion in outstanding debt
  • overhauling the State Employees $1 billion defined contribution plans


In addition, Ken has provided leadership to the committees and councils on which he serves: determining State revenues, designing employee healthcare offerings, preserving agricultural lands and providing capital spending for fire companies.

 Date:      Tuesday, November 21, 2017 

Location:  University & Whist Club, 805 North Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806

Time:        11:45AM – Meeting begins at 12:15 PM

Next Lunch: November 21, 2017

Ken Simpler, Delaware State Treasurer

​"Framing a Grand Bargain"


President's Statement


Welcome to the Wilmington Tax Group, a multi-disciplinary society of professionals who gather monthly to hear prominent speakers on topics of tax law, policy and administration, and to develop, share and deepen friendships. This society is a reflection of our community; high standards, ethical conduct and collegiality. We join because we want to learn more – about our profession and our fellow professionals. Each year sees eight luncheon speakers and two early-evening social events. Each event benefits from our mix of personalities and backgrounds – lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, trust officers and bankers. Our tradition spans decades and our membership is strong, but we warmly welcome new members.

                               - William Dugdale, President , Wilmington Tax Group