Cleveland Public Library
Felton Thomas, Jr. was appointed Director of the Cleveland Public Library (CPL) in January 2009. Since then, he has positioned CPL as a community deficit fighter and was named the 2019 Community Leader of the Year by Cleveland Magazine. He has served as President of the Public Library Association and was named a White House Champion of Change in 2016. Felton lives in Shaker Heights with his wife and two daughters, is an accomplished musician, and has become a devoted Cleveland sports fan since his arrival on the shores of Lake Erie.