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Pilot Flying J Executives
Jimmy Haslam

Jimmy Haslam

Chairman of the Board

James A. "Jimmy" Haslam III serves as Pilot Company's chairman of the board. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee and founded in 1958, Pilot Company is the 10th largest privately held company in the United States.

Previously serving as chief executive officer for 25 years, Jimmy propelled Pilot Company to become one of the leading suppliers of fuel and the largest operator of travel centers in North America. Today, the company has grown to supply more than 11 billion gallons of fuel per year and has an industry-leading network of more than 1,000 fueling locations. With the third largest tanker fleet in North America, Pilot Company also provides end-to-end logistics solutions, clean and crude hauling, and water disposal in the nation’s busiest basins.

James A. "Jimmy" Haslam III serves as Pilot Company's chairman of the board. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee and founded in 1958, Pilot Company is the 10th largest privately held company in the United States.

Previously serving as chief executive officer for 25 years, Jimmy propelled Pilot Company to become one of the leading suppliers of fuel and the largest operator of travel centers in North America. Today, the company has grown to supply more than 11 billion gallons of fuel per year and has an industry-leading network of more than 1,000 fueling locations. With the third largest tanker fleet in North America, Pilot Company also provides end-to-end logistics solutions, clean and crude hauling, and water disposal in the nation’s busiest basins.

In 2010, Pilot Travel Centers LLC joined with Flying J Inc. to form a combined network of more than 550 travel centers. In 2012, Pilot Flying J acquired Western Petroleum and the majority ownership of Maxum Petroleum and in 2013 formed Maxum Enterprises LLC, d/b/a Pilot Logistics Services. In 2014, Pilot Logistics Services merged with Thomas Petroleum to form Pilot Thomas Logistics.

In 2017, Berkshire Hathaway made a significant minority investment in Pilot Company.

Jimmy's civic involvement includes service on the board of directors of Anderson Media Corporation and the American Federation for Children (AFC). He also has served on the boards of the United Way of Greater Knoxville, Lakeshore Park in Knoxville and the National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO). In addition, he served as honorary chair of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland campaign committee and as campaign chair for Knox Area Rescue Ministries and United Way of Greater Knoxville.

In 2006, he served as Tennessee statewide campaign chair for U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and in 2010, he served as statewide finance chairman for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, his brother.

Jimmy was inducted into the Junior Achievement of East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame in 2007, and in 2010, he was named a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award for the Southeast region. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011 from the UT College of Business Administration, now called the Haslam College of Business in honor of his father. In 2013, the University of Tennessee recognized Jimmy with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is the co-founder of the Haslam Scholars Program for premier honor students at the University of Tennessee.

Jimmy became a part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008, marking the first time ownership of the franchise expanded beyond the Rooney and McGinley families. In October 2012, Jimmy sold his interest in the Steelers and acquired primary ownership of the Cleveland Browns.

Jimmy is married to Susan "Dee" Bagwell Haslam, Co-Owner of Cleveland Browns, Investor-Operator of Columbus Crew and Partner of RIVR Media. They have three adult children, J.B. Haslam, Whitney Haslam Johnson and Cynthia Arnholt, and six grandchildren.

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