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2009 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Cincinnati Dr. Creighton Wright
Director Mueller and Dr. Creighton Wright

The Cincinnati Division has selected Dr. Creighton Wright to receive the Director’s Community Leadership Award.

Dr. Wright is a talented surgeon, teacher, volunteer, and community leader who has been an active supporter of local law enforcement agencies and the FBI.

Dr. Wright is known for his extensive work in the greater Cincinnati community. He is a 2007 graduate of the FBI Citizens' Academy and a member of the FBI Citizens' Academy Foundation of Cincinnati. He is also an active member of the Cincinnati Citizens Police Association (CCPA), a group of community and business leaders who partner with law enforcement agencies to help make Cincinnati a safer place in which to live and work.

Dr. Wright and the members of the CCPA have worked to raise funds for important groups like The Shield, a local nonprofit organization that provides resources and financial support to the families of law enforcement officers killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Dr. Wright has also been a strong supporter of the FBI Citizens' Academy Foundation of Cincinnati, working to further strengthen the partnership among the Foundation, the CCPA, and the FBI.

As a leader in the community, Dr. Wright has been a constant supporter of law enforcement. He is an active member of the Covington Fraternal Order of Police Associates and a member of the original Citizens on Patrol team. In addition, he has been named as a Kenton County Sheriff's Special Deputy to assist with emergency management.

Dr. Wright graduated from Duke University Medical School in 1965 and received an MBA from Xavier University in 1995. Dr. Wright came to Cincinnati in 1981 as a member of Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Inc., where he currently serves as the president and director. Dr. Wright also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict and in the Army Reserves during Operation Desert Storm, where he earned the Bronze Star.

FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
DCLA Award

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2009 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“Whatever the motivation—an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give back—these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,” said Director Mueller. “They are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.”

Recipients of the 2009 Director’s Community Leadership Award include:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Clarksburg
- Cleveland
- Dallas
- Denver
- El Paso
- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Las Vegas
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles

- Memphis
- Miami
- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
- Newark
- New Orleans
- New York
- Norfolk
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Pittsburgh
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field

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