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Risk Most Be Managed, Not Avoided - CEO Flushing Bank $FFIC

Risk Most Be Managed, Not Avoided - CEO Flushing Bank $FFIC

Update: 2023-08-01


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.



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Risk Most Be Managed, Not Avoided - CEO Flushing Bank $FFIC

Risk Most Be Managed, Not Avoided - CEO Flushing Bank $FFIC

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