Join Keith in welcoming the Logan
Since the age of 11, Keith Leaphart’s life has been defined by entrepreneurship—starting with what his middle school teachers referenced as an “illegal” candy operation. Undeterred, Keith then used his newfound business acumen to ascend to the role of “head paperboy” in his West Oak Lane neighborhood. Luckily, these events would not be the highlight of his career, as he successfully matriculated from Central High School to Hampton University, and ultimately completed a five-year dual DO/MBA degree program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Saint Joseph’s University, respectively.
Dr. Leaphart took over Replica Creative in 2009, converting a 30-year-old black-and-white print shop into one of the city’s leading design and print firms. He envisioned Replica Creative as a “Hub of Creativity” for upcoming digital and graphic leaders, young startups and emerging thought leaders—the first of its kind in the US to co-locate a café and design and print shop, fusing a highly creative environment with creative economy.
Keith serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for The Lenfest Foundation, which focuses on helping disadvantaged youth in Philadelphia in three areas: early childhood education, out-of-school care and career and technical education. He led this effort as an Executive on Loan from The Lenfest Foundation to the City of Philadelphia, assisting with the development and implementation of the City’s ex-offender reintegration strategy. He currently sits on the boards of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), Boys Latin Charter School, Philadelphia Media Network, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, The Science Center and The Lenfest Scholars Foundation.
The Logan, a new independent, design-focused hotel, is now at home at One Logan Square. We celebrate our history and share Keith’s commitment to creative thinking and expression. Here, guests don’t just stay—they live. Join Keith in celebrating our city’s spirit of entrepreneurship at The Logan: Philadelphia’s Hotel.