- John Buran
- Flushing Bank, Uniondale, New York
- President and CEO
John Buran is president and CEO of Flushing Financial Corporation and Flushing Bank. He joined the bank as chief operating officer in 2001 and has served on its 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. Buran's banking career began in 1977 at Citibank, where he held a variety of senior management positions. He is a past chairman and current board member of the New York Bankers Association, as well as the chairman of the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. Previously, he served for six years as a member of the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and for eight years as a member of the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority where he served eight years. Buran received his Bachelor of Science in management and his MBA from New York University.
Buran serves on the advisory board and is the former board president of Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City. He is a board member of the Korean American Youth Foundation and he serves on the board of the Long Island Conservatory. He is 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. 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.