John Buran, President of Flushing Financial Corporation and Flushing Bank

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John Buran is president and Chief Executive Officer of Flushing Financial Corporation and Flushing Bank. He joined the bank as chief operating officer in 2001 and has served on the board of directors since 2003.

During his tenure as president and CEO, Flushing Bank has grown from $2 billion in 2005 to $8 billion in total assets.

John’s banking career began in 1977 at Citibank where he has held a variety of senior management positions. John is past chairman and current board member of the New York Bankers Association.

He is chairman of the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. He is a former member of the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he served six years. John is also a former member of the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority where he served eight years.

Mr. Buran has devoted his time to a variety of charitable and not-for-profit organizations. He has been a Board member of the Long Island Association, both the Nassau and Suffolk County Boy Scouts, EAC, Long Island University, the Long Island Philharmonic and Channel 21.

He was the fundraising Chairman for the Suffolk County Vietnam Veteran’s War Memorial in Farmingville, New York and has been a recipient of the Boy Scouts’ Chief Scout Citizen Award.

His work in the community has been recognized by Family and Children’s Association, and Gurwin Jewish Geriatric Center. He was also a recipient of the Long Island Association’s SBA Small Business Advocate Award.

Mr. Buran was honored twice with St. Joseph’s College’s Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Buran also serves on the Advisory Board and is a former board president of Neighborhood
Housing Services of New York City.

He is a board member of The Korean American Youth Foundation. Mr. Buran also serves on the Board of the Long Island Conservatory. He was recently presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from St. Francis College of Brooklyn and was the recipient of the Catholic Charities Gold Medal Award in 2019.

He holds a B.S. in management and an M.B.A., both from New York University.

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