Fairview Insurance Agency was founded by Mr. Graham in 1970. Under his leadership, Fairview has been built around a responsive, family-atmosphere that prides itself on outstanding service that makes clients feel part of the Fairview Family.
Today, Fairview has grown to over $100 million annual sales with offices in Verona and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Graham is a licensed property, casualty, life and health insurance producer, and is a leading industry figure. He serves in leadership positions for trade organizations and corporations like the President’s Advisory Council of the Professional Insurance Agents Association, and previously, has been a member of the Agents’ Advisory Council of Aetna Insurance Co., the Advisory Board of Summit Trust Corp., and the Board of Directors of the International School of Commerce. Graham has tested-experience developing national specialty insurance programs for businesses such as equipment dealers, automobile dealers and public entities.
The Fairview Family is run by one guiding principle: treat others as you wish to be treated.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Graham was a public-school teacher in the Philadelphia School District before founding Fairview. His love of teaching then led him to be an insurance instructor at the International School of Commerce and Rutgers University.
Separate from Fairview, Graham has also dedicated his life to being an active member of his community. He has been named Man of the Year by the New Jersey American Cancer Society, as well as “The Good Guy” award from NJ State Woman Caucus. He has volunteered his time to non-profit organizations like serving on the Board of Directors of the Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope, and has been a member of local, statewide and national charitable organizations. Graham was also involved with his children’s sports teams, serving as a coach. For Graham, he understands that nothing can be accomplished without the support of your community.
Graham has been recognized for his distinguished sense of good public policy. Graham has been called on to advise elected officials and candidates on both sides of the aisle. He has served as National Finance Co-Chair for Hillary Clinton for President and State Director for John Kerry for President. Recently, Graham helped re-elect Senator Robert Menendez, & was an advisor to the elections of Mikie Sherrill, Tom Malinowski, & Josh Gottheimer. He is also the publisher for Insider NJ.
Graham holds a master’s degree in education from Temple University, a bachelor’s degree in management from LaSalle University, and most recently, a doctorate of law, honorary degree from Rabbinical College of America, Morristown, NJ.
Phillip Sellinger, a longtime friend of Graham, at a reception said, “Without question, John is a force of nature and is larger than life. His compassion for every person; his love for his family; his unwavering commitment to serving his community and to smart, good and sensible government; and his ability to connect in a meaningful way to everyone who comes in contact with him, is truly remarkable.”
Mr. Graham and his deceased wife Janet had lived in Livingston for nearly 40 years where they raised their three children, Ryan, Michael and Lindsay. Today, John is the proud grandfather of Madison, Mason, Liam, Emma, Cooper and Connor and a resident of Hoboken, NJ.
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