Mr. High has more than 35 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Patriot, Mr. High served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Harleysville National Corporation from 2005 through 2008 and Chief Financial Officer during 2004 his initial year at Harleysville. From 1998 through 2004, Mr. High was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Progress Financial Corporation. In these capacities, he was responsible for finance, asset/liability management, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, operations, risk management, facilities and human resources. Prior to joining Progress, Mr. High was Senior Vice President of Finance at CoreStates Financial Corp. following the merger in 1996 between CoreStates Financial Corp. and Meridian Bancorp where he was Senior Vice President of Finance. In a prior position, Mr. High was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Meritor Savings Bank. He began his career in the Philadelphia office of PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand).
Mr. High is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Pennsylvania (currently inactive), and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Smeal College of Business Administration at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
Mr. High’s professional affiliations and activities include: member of the Pennsylvania and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Board member of Collegeville Economic Development Corporation; member of the Penn State Great Valley Advisory Board; member and past President of the Perkiomen Valley Optimist Club, Collegeville, PA; former Director of the Pennsylvania Economy League, Philadelphia; and former Finance Director of the Valley Forge Council of Boy Scouts, Valley Forge, PA.