Brandon Shirley Named President of Houchens Industries, Inc.
Dec 1st, 2021
Houchens Industries, Inc. Chairman and CEO, Dion W. Houchins, is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon Shirley to the office of President, Houchens Industries, Inc. In addition, Mr. Shirley was elected to the Houchens Industries, Inc. Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Houchens Industries in July of 2020, Mr. Shirley was Audit Partner for BKD, LLP. Mr. Shirley is a Certified Public Accountant with over 17 years of experience working with private companies in a variety of industries including many that are 100% employee-owned.
Mr. Shirley has served on numerous professional, charitable, and civic boards and is currently a Director-Elect with the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.
“Working for an ESOP company is very gratifying,” said Brandon Shirley. “The ESOP makes a real difference in the communities where we operate our businesses and the retirement benefit our employee-owners earn makes a meaningful difference for their families.”
Houchens Industries is recognized as one of the largest, most successful, and most diversified 100% ESOP-owned companies in the country.
Houchens Industries currently owns over 25 operating companies in various industries, including retail, manufacturing, construction, and insurance. Houchens Industries and its affiliates generate annual revenue of more than $3B. Houchens Industries has been 100% ESOP-owned for over 30 years and currently has over 19,000 ESOP participants.