Kent Graham grew up in Newcastle Texas where he graduated
from high school in 1971. He moved to
Houston where he worked for Schlumberger Well Services while attending college
at the University of Houston. He earned
a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1975 and a Master of Science in
Accountancy degree in 1977.
After graduating with his Masters he joined the public
accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. Eight
years later he was admitted to the partnership where he remained until the
demise of Arthur Andersen in May of 2002.
He then joined the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young in
Houston and was transferred to Los Angeles California in January of 2003. After seven years in Los Angeles he then
transferred to San Jose and remained there until he reached the mandatory
retirement age of 60. He retired in June
Kent and his wife Beverly purchased a lot in Escondido in
2005 knowing that Horseshoe Bay was where they wanted to retire. Upon Kent’s transfer to San Jose, they
purchased a home in Horseshoe Bay West and Beverly moved here full time. Kent commuted to/from San Jose for four
years until he retired.
Since retirement, Kent has become very active in the Central
& South Texas Chapter of Make-A-Wish where he has served on its governing
board since June of 2013. Currently he
is serving as the Vice Chairman of the Board.
He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Church at Horseshoe Bay and
is currently serving as its Treasurer.
He also serves on the Board of Directors of Escondido Golf & Lake
Club where he is currently serving as its Secretary & Treasurer.
Kent was elected to serve on the City Council in November of
Kent and Beverly have three grown children and one
grandchild. His children are all married
and live in Austin, Houston and Santiago, Chile.
Kent and Beverly enjoy golf, travel and collecting wine.