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James “Jimmy” Arthur Haslam III (born March 9, 1954) is the CEO of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain and along with wife, Dee, as a co-owner, is owner of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League and the co-owner of the Columbus Crew SC of Major League Soccer. His father, fellow businessman Jimmy Haslam, founded the Pilot Corporation in 1958 as the Pilot Oil Corporation.

Jimmy Haslam Born
James Arthur Haslam III March 9, 1954 (age 64)
Knoxville, Tennessee U.S.
Jimmy Haslam Residence Knoxville, Tennessee
Bratenahl, Ohio
Jimmy Haslam Alma mater University of Tennessee
Jimmy Haslam Occupation Businessman, MLS and NFL team owner, philanthropist
Jimmy Haslam Years active 1974–present
Jimmy Haslam Net worth  US$3.7 billion 
Jimmy Haslam Spouse(s) Dee Bagwell
Jimmy Haslam Children James, Whitney, and Cynthia
Jimmy Haslam Parent(s) Jim Haslam
Cynthia Haslam (deceased)

Jimmy Haslam Biography

Jimmy Haslam, who lives in his native Knoxville, Tennessee, is the elder brother of Bill Haslam, the former Governor of Tennessee. He is married to Susan “Dee” Bagwell Haslam, CEO of RIVR Media, part of the family ownership group of Pilot and co-owner of the Browns and Crew. They have three adult children, James Oakley (from Dee’s first marriage), Whitney Haslam Johnson, and Cynthia Haslam Arnholt and five grandchildren.
While attending the University of Tennessee, Jimmy Haslam was a roommate of Bob Corker, who went on to become a United States Senator from Tennessee. He is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Jimmy Haslam Pilot Flying J

Jimmy Haslam began his career at Pilot Corporation in 1976. In 1980, Jimmy Haslam was named vice president of sales, development and operations. At that time, Pilot operated 100 convenience stores with annual fuel sales of about 125 million gallons. The pilot opened its first travel centre in 1981, and by 1996 – the same year Jimmy Haslam was named president and chief executive officer – the company operated 96 travel centers and 50 convenience stores and its total gallon sales had reached 1.2 billion. Pilot Corporation attained yet another milestone in 2001 when it joined with Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC to form Pilot Travel Centers LLC.
In 2008, Pilot Corporation announced that CVC Capital Partners had acquired 49.8% interest in Pilot Travel Centers LLC, facilitating the sale by Marathon Petroleum Company (formerly Marathon Ashland Petroleum) of its interest in Pilot Travel Centers. Pilot Corporation retained 50% ownership of Pilot Travel Centers LLC. In 2015, the Jimmy Haslam family acquired all of CVC Capital Partners’ shares in the company. Pilot’s convenience store operations continue to be fully owned by Pilot Corporation. In 2010, Pilot Travel Centers LLC joined with Flying J Inc. In 2012, Pilot Flying J acquired Western Petroleum and the majority ownership of Maxum Petroleum and in 2012 formed Maxum Enterprises LLC, d/b/a Pilot Logistics Services. In 2014, Pilot Logistics Services merged with Thomas Petroleum to form Pilot Thomas Logistics. Pilot Flying J subsidiary Pilot Thomas Logistics is one of the fastest growing energy logistics companies in North America.
Pilot Flying J is one of the largest top 10 privately held companies in the United States and employs more than 24,000 employees. The Pilot Flying J network provides customers with access to more than 70,000 parking spaces for trucks, 4,800 showers and 4,300 diesel lanes featuring DEF at the pump.
In April 2013, the FBI executed a search warrant and affidavit detailing a five-year fraud scheme by the Pilot Flying J chain. The company paid restitution to customers and agreed to pay a $92 million penalty pursuant to a Criminal Enforcement Agreement.

Jimmy Haslam NFL team ownership

Jimmy Haslam bought a minority interest in the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008. In 2012, he reached an agreement with Browns owner Randy Lerner to purchase the franchise for $1 billion. The Browns were valued at $977 million in 2011 by Forbes magazine, 20th in the NFL. NFL rules prohibit ownership in multiple teams and so Jimmy Haslam sold his interest in the Steelers. The Jimmy Haslams’ purchase of the Browns was unanimously approved by the 32 teams in the NFL on October 12; the sale itself closed thirteen days later.
Since officially taking over the Browns seven games into the 2012 season, Jimmy Haslam has a 21-75-1 record as team owner.

Jimmy Haslam MLS team ownership

In late 2018, reports emerged that Jimmy Haslam had purchased Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew SC from Anthony Precourt, who wanted to move the club to Austin, Texas. Jimmy Haslam, along with his wife Dee and former team physician Pete Edwards, took over as owners on January 1, 2019, as a deal to purchase the club from Precourt was finalized.

Jimmy Haslam Advertising Story on ESPN

Last month, ESPN published a story by reporter Seth Wickersham giving a look into the dysfunction of the Cleveland Browns franchise.

Titled “The Clash of the Cleveland Browns: How Hue Jackson, Jimmy Haslam and Baker Mayfield collided,” Wickersham painted a not-so-pretty picture of the hapless Browns, from owner Jimmy Haslam’s grip on every detail of the franchise to his embarrassment at having to fire yet another coach, Jackson, in his relatively short tenure as owner, to Jackson’s command that Jimmy Haslam “get the [expletive] out of my office” when Jimmy Haslam fired him last October.

He may be looking inward after the story, but Jimmy Haslam is also looking outward and exacting some measure of revenge.

The business that made Jimmy Haslam wealthy enough to own an NFL franchise is Pilot Flying J, a huge chain of truck stops and travel centres throughout the United States and Canada, and he’s still CEO of the company.

Awards and honours Jimmy Haslam

  • Jr. Achievement of East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame (class of 2007)
  • Significant Sig Award from the Sigma Chi Foundation
  • 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • 2011 University of Tennessee College of Business Administration’s Distinguished Alumni Award

Previous directorial works Jimmy Haslam

  • University of Tennessee Athletics
  • Innovation Valley, Inc.
  • First Horizon Corporation
  • Clayton Family Foundation
  • Federal Reserve Board Energy Advisory Council
  • National Association of Convenience Stores Leadership Council
  • Cleveland Clinic

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