Brian Graham

Brian Graham

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Graham serves as the chief financial strategist and thought leader on all finance and accounting related matters for the organization. This includes leading transparent and innovative approaches to resource allocation that results in positive impact for the communities NACSA serves. He also frames the budgeting, planning, and fiscal management to achieve and support organizational results and strategic initiatives.   

Brian began his career at Ernst & Young as an external auditor on the Coca-Cola client service team and brings a unique blend of financial leadership to the team. Brian’s passion for leadership, learning and community guides his daily motivation to serve and make a difference where possible. His journey has allowed him to work across the religious, educational, and grant-making nonprofit sectors including roles with KIPP Atlanta Charter Schools and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. 

Prior to joining NACSA, Brian was the CFO at United Way of Greater Greensboro in North Carolina. While there, he developed financial models and led the strategic planning process that helped reshape and accelerate strong outcomes to end local poverty.  

Brian holds a Master’s in Accounting degree from the University of Virginia and earned his B.S. in Accounting from NC A&T State University in Greensboro, NC.  

When it’s time to step away from the office, he enjoys playing golf, basketball, and coaching youth sports. He is married to his college sweetheart, and they enjoy spending quality time with their three children.   

Most Recent Posts
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