Dr. Keith L. Leaphart, DO MBA

Pre-Conclave Day Party, Concert/KappaLand Event

Spring 1994 Initiate of the Beta Chi of Kappa Alpha Psi®

Since the age of 11, Keith’s life has been defined by entrepreneurship starting with what his middle school teachers referenced as an “illegal” candy business that he operated as a student in the Philadelphia School District. Undeterred, Keith then used his 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 then to Hampton University, graduating with a B.S. in Biology in 1996.

In 2003, Keith completed a five-year dual degree DO/MBA program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Saint Joseph’s University respectively. Despite the inherent challenges of a dual degree program, Keith successfully operated both a commercial cleaning and event planning business during that period. It was those entrepreneurial pursuits that gave him his initial exposure to the fascinating design and print worlds, and led him to aggressively pursue a greater interest in the industry. As the Brand Manager of Replica, he works with the team to create the strategic vision for the brand. His strong interpersonal skills help to bolster relationships with both current and future clients.