John W. Graham

Vice Chairman

John W. Graham | Board Member | Paradise Valley Mountain Preserve

John Graham joined Sunbelt Holdings in 1982, became President in 1990, and assumed the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in January 2019. John’s background in asset management, development and real estate investment provides a solid foundation of knowledge and experience in the real estate field. Under John’s direction Sunbelt has become a dominant force, in both community affairs and real estate activities. John’s prior experience included The Koll Company in asset management and development from 1980 – 1982 and Coldwell Banker in asset management and sales from 1978-1980.


Stanford University – AB Economics 1979
Brophy College Preparatory – 1975


Arizona Forward Association – Member
ASU Enterprise Partners – Board of Directors/Executive Committee
Arizona State University – Trustee
Banner Health Foundation – Board of Directors/Executive Committee Brophy College Preparatory – Board of Regents and Trustees/Past Chairman Experience Scottsdale – Board of Directors
Fighter Country Partnership – Capital Campaign Committee
Greater Phoenix Economic Council – Board of Directors/Executive Committee
Greater Phoenix Leadership – Board of Directors/Past Chairman
Heard Museum – Board of Directors
PGA Southwest Section – Advisory Board Partnership for Economic Innovation – Board of Directors/Chairman
Phoenix Art Museum – Board of Trustees
Phoenix Symphony Association – Board of Directors/Past Chairman Phoenix Zoo – Capital Campaign Committee
Rio Salado Foundation – Board of Directors/Vice Chairman
St. Vincent de Paul – Advisory Board/Chairman
Saint Francis Xavier Elementary School – Capital Campaign Chairman
Southern Arizona Leadership Council – Member
StartUp AZ Foundation – Advisory Board
Teach for America Phoenix – Regional Advisory Board/Past Chairman The Nature Conservancy – Board of Directors/Past Chairman Urban Land Institute – Full Member Valley of the Sun United Way – Board of Directors/Executive Committee
Valley of the Sun YMCA – Board of Directors/Past Chairman – Capital Campaign Chairman
Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board
Westmarc – Board of Directors

Past Affiliations:

Arizona Campaign for Arts and Culture – Board of Directors Arizona State University Council of 100 – Board Chairman Arizona State University Council for Design Excellence – President ASU’s West Campus Leadership Advisory Council Banner Cardon Children’s Hospital – Capital Campaign Co-Chairman Compass Bank – Advisory Board Desert Botanical Garden – Board of Directors/Board Chairman Fighter Country Partnership – Honorary Commander Herberger Theater – Board of Directors/Board Chairman MD Anderson Cancer Center – Capital Campaign Co-Chairman
Metro Phoenix Partnership for Arts and Culture – Board of Directors O’Connor House – Capital Campaign Co-Chairman Office of the Governor – Committee on K-12 School Facilities
Office of the Governor – Commission on Water Management Office of the Governor – Conservation Acquisition Board Papago Salado Association – Director Emeritus and Board Chairman Paradise Valley Country Club – Board of Directors
Phoenix Chamber of Commerce – Director Safeway International LPGA Tournament – Tournament Chairman Sereno Soccer Club – Board of Directors Stanford Challenge – Arizona Major Gifts Chairman Thunderbirds’ Charities – Board of Directors/Treasurer Urban Land Institute –District Council Chairman Valley Partnership – Founding Member/President Xavier College Preparatory – Board of Trustees