Meet Our Team

William Kerlin Jr.
Senior Advisor

Since 1978, Bill has held executive positions with various operating and investment companies that have been members of The Graham Group, including holding a key role in the development of each of Don Graham’s legacy industrial businesses over several decades. In addition to serving as CEO and Chairman of Graham Capital, Bill serves as Chairman of Graham Architectural and CEO of Graham Engineering. Bill serves as a member of Graham Capital’s Investment Committee and acts as a trustee of several Graham family trusts.

Prior to the sale of a majority interest in Graham Packaging in 1998 to The Blackstone Group, Bill also served as CEO of Graham Packaging, with worldwide responsibility for its operations, and was a senior member of Graham Packaging’s Management Committee.

Bill is a member of the Advisory Board of Graham Partners Investments, L.P. and Graham Partners II, L.P., and serves as a director on the boards of Graham Engineering and Graham Architectural.

Bill graduated with Highest Distinction from the Pennsylvania State University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Business Administration with a major in Accounting. Following graduation, he joined the Harrisburg office of Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young) where he attained his C.P.A. certificate in May 1975, passing the examination with honors. Bill has been an active and engaged supporter of philanthropic causes and community organizations, including having chaired or served on the boards of WellSpan Health, York County Community Foundation, Penn State York Advisory Board, and The York County Chamber of Commerce, among others.

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