Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> May 22, 2000

Barry Burkholder – Bank United Corporation (bnku)

BARRY C. BURKHOLDER joined Bank United Corp. on April 1, 1991 as the bank's President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. He has been President and CEO of Bank United Corp., the bank's holding company, since July 15, 1996. At that time he was also named Chairman of the bank. Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Burkholder was employed at Citicorp/Citibank for 15 years. He became associated with Citicorp through its newly formed Consumer Services Group in 1976, and then became a member of its international staff. He moved to Citibank Savings in London where he was named Chairman and Managing Director. He returned to the United States in 1981 to become President of Citicorp Person-to-Person, now part of Citicorp Mortgage, Inc., a nationwide mortgage lending group with related mortgage banking, servicing and insurance activities. In 1984, he was named Chairman and CEO of Citibank Illinois, and two years later became Central Division Executive for the US Consumer Bank with responsibility for Citibank Illinois, Citibank Florida and Citicorp National Services, Inc. in St. Louis. In 1989, Mr. Burkholder added the additional responsibilities of Citibank Washington, DC Citibank Maryland and Citicorp's National Student Loan business, based in Rochester, NY. Mr. Burkholder began his career at Ford Motor Company in the financial planning area and moved to Certainteed Corporation, where his last position prior to joining Citicorp was as President of its Real Estate Development subsidiary. He received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University. He serves as a Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Board of Trustees of Drexel University. He is a former President of the Houston Symphony and is a Director and Executive Committee member for the symphony. Profile
TWST: Could you begin by giving us a brief overview of Bank United

Corp.? Then describe what you see as the business and enterprise today.

Mr. Burkholder: Bank United Corp. was formed by an