Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Joe Graviss photoJoe Graviss, Versailles, is an owner\operator of eight McDonald’s Restaurants in Lexington, Frankfort, and Versailles.  He has served the Federal Reserve Bank's 4th District as Business Advisory Council Member and was a candidate for Kentucky’s 7th District State Senate seat in 2004. He is the former chairman of the Woodford County Economic Development Authority, former chairman of Bluegrass Tomorrow, co-chair of the Woodford County Task Force on commercial, residential, and small community design standards and the McDonald’s National Leadership Council Representative for over 175 McDonald’s Franchisees in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.  Mr. Graviss has been involved and is an active board member of various community organizations.  He is a graduate of Transylvania University with majors in accounting and business administration and minors in political science and history. He is a graduate of the Leadership Central Kentucky program given by the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Graviss teaches The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People program as well as the time management curriculum What Matters Most within his organization.  In 1997 he was chosen from over 14,000 other facilitators worldwide to be among the five recipients of the prestigious Franklin Covey “Facilitator of the Year” award.  He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and maintains his association with the Kentucky Society of CPA’s and the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants.  Mr. Graviss also serves on the Nursing Home Ombudsman Association of the Bluegrass Board, Transylvania’s Board of Visitors, and the Midway College Board of Trustees.  His term on the Council expires December 31, 2014. 


Last Updated 4/3/2013