Otis Felton, a professional speaker and Diversity Consultant, speaks on the subject of managing Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.
Felton retired in 2014 from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He held several executive level positions during his career with the FDIC. Felton ended his commercial banking career in 1985 as Vice President. He has over 35 years of managerial responsibility. Felton managed the FDIC's Office of Diversity & Economic Opportunity (ODEO) from January 1994 to September 1998 and was a key figure in developing FDIC's first diversity initiative in 1995. During President Ronald Reagan administration, Felton was considered for a candidate for a Presidential appointment to the board of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).
Felton holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from National University in San Diego, California, and an Executive Leadership Certification from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He served two years active duty in the U.S. Army, obtaining the rank of Specialist E-5 and received the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and other service medals during his one-year tour in Vietnam.
Felton has written numerous articles on Diversity during his professional career and is the author of "Receiving the Promises of God" (www.otisfeltonbooks.com 2016). He was also the publisher of a Christian newsletter entitled “Reflection” for several years. A motto he lives by is his quote: "In order to be a good leader of others, you must be a good manager of yourself".
Felton is married to Carmaleta Whiteley-Felton and they reside in Dallas, Texas. Felton and his wife are very involved in the Dallas community. They are the Co-Chairs for the "2017 Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament and Gala" and the "2017 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Gala". Felton is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Brain Health in Dallas.