Director of the Federal Reserve Board of Richmond since 2008
Pat Graney is the Chairman of the One Stop Company which owns and operates over 40 stores in West Virginia. He recently retired as the Eastern Regional President of Maxum Petroleum, a nationwide independent distributor of petroleum products. After graduating from The University of Virginia in 1975, Graney started his career working as the assistant to a well-known entrepreneur and industry leader in the coal business. He bought into a petroleum distributorship in late 1975 and founded the One Stop store chain in 1981. He has since been active in all phases of sales, operations, and administration over the past 37 years. One Stop represents two major oil company product lines and distributes convenience stores items and food products to the retail public throughout the state of West Virginia. He is also involved in real estate and equipment leasing and other development and investment projects.
Graney served as Financial Strategist to the Governor of West Virginia in the Office of Community and Industrial Development (1985-1987). His responsibilities included the creation and development of financial incentive programs, and acting as a liaison with other agencies and legislative committees for economic development.
Graney is a current director and the past president of the West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association (OMEGA) and also serves as a Director for the West Virginia Roundtable, the West Virginia Coal Association, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and The University of Charleston, and The Edgewood Summit. He has been active in various community service groups and boards including Fund for the Arts and the United Way of Charleston. Graney has participated in or Co-Chaired various fund drives including Charleston Catholic High School and Sacred Heart Parish. In addition to serving on several National Advisory Boards in the petroleum industry, Graney was appointed by the White House in 2005 to serve as a representative from West Virginia on The National Coal Council which reports to the Secretary of Energy.
Graney is a native of West Virginia and was born in Charleston and grew up in Mount Hope in Fayette County. He attended Mount Hope schools through the ninth grade but continued his high school education at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts, graduating in 1971. He received a Bachelor of Arts “With Distinction” (Cum Laude) from The University of Virginia in May, 1975, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in May, 1981, from the Colgate Darden School at The University of Virginia where he graduated with the Faculty Award for Academic Distinction.
Graney resides in Charleston, WV, with his wife of thirty-seven years, Jessica, and is the proud father of four sons.