Otis Felton | Sales Representative
Senior-level management experience within the banking industry and governmental sectors for 48 years. A professional speaker and diversity consultant. Published author. Otis Felton has had and continues to have a stellar and multi-faceted career.
Otis retired in 2014 from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), where he held various management positions. He was a key figure in establishing the FDIC’s first Diversity Initiative. Otis also played a key role in establishing the FDIC’s contract department for the Dallas’ Regional Office.
Following his retirement, Otis launched a professional speaking and diversity consultant career, speaking to and working with corporations and non-profit groups. He speaks and consults on how to Manage Diversity and Inclusion in the work place. He is also the author of “Receiving the Promises of God”, Second Edition published in 2018.
During President Ronald Reagan’s administration, Otis had the privilege to be interviewed in Washington, DC by then Secretary of Transportation, Andrew Lewis, Jr., for a presidential appointment for a Director on the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).
Otis and his wife Carmaleta Whiteley-Felton, currently reside in San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato, MX. Prior to moving to Mexico, he was very active in the Dallas community, serving on three non-profit organizations boards: Center for BrainHealth; The Conservancy at Arlington Hall (formerly Robert E. Lee Park at Arlington Hall); and the Association of Federal Deposit Insurance Incorporation Alumni (AFDICA). Otis and his wife co-chaired the 2017 Pat & Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Gala, and the 2017 Leukemia Man & Woman of the Year event.
Otis holds a Master of Business Administration degree from National University in San Diego, California and an Effective Executive Leadership Certification from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He served six years with the US Army and received numerous awards, including the Bronze Star and The Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.