J.W. "BILL" KIRK III '72 is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Asphalt, Inc., headquartered in Roanoke, Va. He served as Chairman of the Asphalt Institute Board of Directors in 2004. A native of Roanoke, Mr. Kirk began his career with Shell Oil Company in Philadelphia and then joined Fuel Oil and Equipment Company in 1976, becoming President in 1988. In 1997 Fuel Oil changed its name to Associated Asphalt, Inc. He is one of the newest Trustees of the College.
While at Hampden-Sydney, Mr. Kirk was a first-team All Mason-Dixon Conference defensive tackle on the 1971 Tiger squad that led the nation in defense. He has long been an enthusiastic supporter of the College's athletic program. Mr. Kirk chaired the successful $10.5 million campaign to build the new Salem Family YMCA and the Kirk Family YMCA in Roanoke, and is a past president and current board member of the Y. Mr. and Mrs. Kirk are active in many community organizations in Roanoke, including Blue Ridge Public Television, the Better Business Bureau, the Art Museum of Western Virginia, Child Health Investment Partnership, and the Conflict Resolution Center.
C. SHIREEN HAYES KIRK, an attorney, was born in Northern Ireland but considers herself a native of Norfolk. She graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1982 and from George Mason University School of Law in 1988. Mrs. Kirk, formerly a partner with Flippin, Densmore, Morse & Jessee, has been legal counsel for Associated Asphalt since 1998.