William A. Graham IV received his BS in Business Administration from Bucknell University in 1962, majoring in Economics and Accounting. Bill was a member of the Bucknell varsity wrestling team, and was a co-captain his senior year. Upon graduating from Bucknell, Bill joined his father's insurance agency as a Sales Representative and today serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President.
Bill has been a member of the Philadelphia business community for more than 50 years and is well known for his business savvy. He has grown the Graham Company from six employees with revenues of $300,000 in 1972 to a team of 150 employees and revenues of more than $40 million, making the Graham Company one of the most respected large insurance businesses in the country.
Bill is being honored with this year's Bucknell University Distinguished Citizenship Award for his extraordinary service and generosity to Bucknell. He is one of the Annual Fund's most significant donors, and his extraordinary generosity to athletics at Bucknell has allowed for the reinstatement of the Bucknell men's wrestling program, the construction of the women's turf field, and a significant endowment which supports women's athletics.
Currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University, Bill is also on the Boards of Directors of the Independence Visitor Center Corporation; Guest Counts Hospitality; Xanitos, Inc.; and Aspire Bariatrics, LLC. He was formerly on the Boards of Directors of Animas Corporation and Philadelphia Media Holdings. Bill is also involved in many local non-profits in the Philadelphia area, as well as Beat the Streets, a non-profit that supports leadership lessons and wrestling in the inner city.
Bill married Frances Robertson, an interior designer, in 1977. They have two adult children: Quint and Laura, and a 1-year-old granddaughter, Elizabeth.