Last year NHSNYC reintroduced its Partnership Award that former CEO Fran Justa created and award- ed to commendable partners back in the 1990s and early 2000s. The award represents an individual’s dedication and support of underserved residents and communities across the five boroughs. With this award NHSNYC recognize individuals whose support of its mission is long, unwavering, and crit- ical to ensuring a sustainable future for NHSNYC’s clients. It is a surprise award selected by the CEO. From CEO Susan Ifill: This person is totally dedicated to the issues of affordable housing for all and supports underserved communities in a quiet yet impactful way while still being mindful of the best interests of their own organization. On a personal level, this individual pushed me to be quicker and faster in articulating what we needed, and why we were worthy. They saw headwinds in my plan. They questioned, pushed, challenged, and saw that I was solidly on a mission of change for NHSNYC. They provided the following words to guide me: Fate whispers to the warrior, you cannot withstand the storm and the warrior whispers back, I am the storm. I am delighted to publicly thank him for making me a warrior for underserved New Yorkers, and present this year’s Partnership Award to Dan Nissenbaum of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Buran is President and Chief Executive Officer of Flushing Finan- cial Corporation, and Flushing Bank. He joined the holding compa- ny and the bank in 2001 as Chief Operating Officer and he became a Director of these entities in 2003. In 2005, he was named Presi- dent and Chief Executive Officer of both entities. Mr. Buran’s career in the banking industry began with Citibank in 1977. There, he held a variety of management positions including Business Manager of its retail distribution in Westchester, Long Island and Manhattan and Vice President in charge of its Investment Sales Division. Mr. Buran left Citibank to become Senior Vice President, Division Head for Retail Services of NatWest Bank and later Executive Vice Presi- dent of Fleet Bank’s (now Bank of America) retail branch system in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Southern Connecticut. He also spent time as a consultant and Assistant to the President of Carver Bank. Mr. Buran is past Chairman and current Board member of the New York Bankers Association. Mr. Buran has served on the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York since 2010. There he is Chairman of the Risk Committee and a member of the Technology and Executive Committees. In 2011, he was appointed to the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His term expires October 2017. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority, the county’s financial control board. 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 Memo- rial 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 Family and Children’s Association, and Gurwin Jew- ish 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 Amer- ican Youth Foundation. Mr. Buran also serves on the Board of the Long Island Conservatory. He holds a B.S. in Management and an M.B.A., both from New York University. The Francine C. Justa Award for Neighborhood Preservation john buran The NHSNYC Partnership Award Presented to Dan Nissenbaum, Goldman Sachs