As CEO, Shirk’s duties are strengthening the family of 11 companies, serving a great team of coworkers, and making a positive impact in our communities.
He has been in the position for six years.
“I am extremely proud of the agility and grit shown by the High team in tackling the 2020 COVID challenges. Every day our team demonstrated unwavering commitment to keeping each other healthy, executing very well for our customers and delivering on critical investments for our future,” Shirk said.
The most important life lesson he’s learned is that life is a team sport, and success comes from having a lot of great coaches and teammates along the way. “I am particularly fortunate to have a wife and kids that make me better. They’re my MVPs,” he said.
For fun, Shirk enjoys “pretty much any activity on the water … fishing, boating, crabbing, or just jumping in the waves with the kids.”
This profile is part of Central Penn Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at cpbj.com or in our digital edition.