John Graham has been the President/CEO of Kentucky Employees Credit Union in Frankfort, KY since July 16, 1990. Under his leadership, the credit union has transformed from a "mom & pop" credit union to a full service financial institution. Assets and loans have tripled, introduction of numerous new products & services, and the transition from a 500 square foot office in a state government facility to a 10,000 square foot main office facility.
Prior to coming to KECU, John served as the Director of the Division of Support Services for the Kentucky Horse Park as well as Equine Lending Office for First Security Bank. His first job out of college was watering trees on a 1,000+ acre horse farm where he was promoted to mucking stalls.
John has been very active on both the local, state, and national credit union scene. He is an active member of the Blue Grass Chapter and served as President for two years. He has served on the Kentucky Credit Union League Board since 1993. He has served as Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. He has been or currently serves on the following committees: Annual Meeting (Chair), Awards (Chair), Education, Finance, Governmental Affairs, Personnel, and several ad hoc committees. He has also been a member of the Kycul Board. On the national level, he has served on the CUNA Board representing District 2, Class A credit unions since September 2005. He has been or currently serves on the following committees: Awards, Ethics, Finance and Small Credit Union. He has been a member of CUES since 1994.
In 2000, John was presented the Kentucky Credit Union League's Frank Moore Professional Award. This is the highest award presented to a credit union professional by the League.
KECU has won the Kentucky Dora Maxwell Award in their asset category every year since 2000 and finished second nationally in 2002. KECU won the Kentucky Louise Herring Award in their asset category this year.
John graduated from the University of Kentucky in May, 1981 with a B.S. in Accounting. He has completed all of the STAR & MERIT modules plus some AIB courses.