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Risk Must Be Managed, Not Avoided. Adam Sarhan Interviewed John Buran, CEO, Flushing Bank, $FFIC



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John Buran is President and Chief Executive Officer of Flushing Financial
Corporation and Flushing Bank ($FFIC).

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 over $8 billion in total assets. John’s banking career began in 1977 at Citibank where he held a variety of senior management positions.

John is Chairman of the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank
of New York, a position he has held since 2018. He has been a Director
there since 2010. He is past Chairman and current Board member of the
New York Bankers Association. 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 recipient of the Boy
Scouts’ Chief Scout Citizen Award. His work in the community has been
recognized by the Family and Children’s Association, and the 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 and 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.

Website: https://www.flushingbank.com/
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