Lenoir C. “Lee” Keesler, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

Lee Keesler, CEO 

Lee Keesler’s relationship with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library started in 1956 when his mother began taking him and his brothers to Myers Park Library. Thus began a lifetime of using, enjoying and working in libraries. Libraries are sanctuaries for Lee and, to him, they are precious and productive platforms where lives are improved and community is built.

In his role as CEO, Lee is responsible for ensuring that Charlotte Mecklenburg Library achieves its vision to serve as the essential connector of a thriving community of readers, leaders and learners. He focuses on "the long game" -- strategy, investment, impact and leaving behind an organization that can sustain itself for years to come.  Lee believes that leaving things in better condition than he found them is the ultimate act of stewardship. Making a positive difference in the lives of the leaders and professionals with whom he works gives him immense satisfaction. 

In his free time, Lee enjoys spending time with family, swimming, riding his bike, listening to audio books, reading and playing competitive golf. 

Lee Keesler, CEO