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Wednesday, August 29 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
A candid conversation between the founder of Pilot and the TN governor

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What’s it like to grow your startup to an almost $20 billion business, and then, after 60 years at the helm, sell it to an American icon like Warren Buffett? Find out in this intimate fireside chat with Jim Haslam, the founder and chairman of Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J, moderated by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, his son.

Jim knows a thing or two about growth: He started the company with a single gas station in 1958, and it now has 650 travel centers in 43 states and Canada, along with $19.62 billion in sales and 27,000+ employees. In this intimate father/son conversation, Haslam pere will share how he decided to sell a majority stake and offer advice to fellow entrepreneurs on growing their companies.

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avatar for Bill Haslam

Bill Haslam

Governor, State of Tennessee
On November 4, 2014, Bill Haslam was re-elected Tennessee’s governor with the largest victory in modern Tennessee history.Under his leadership, Tennessee is recognized as a national leader in education, economic development, efficient and effective government and fiscal strength.Since... Read More →
avatar for James A. Haslam, II

James A. Haslam, II

Founder & Chairman, Pilot Corporation
Jim Haslam is founder and chairman of Pilot Corporation. He founded Pilot in 1958 with one gas station, and today, Pilot Flying J is the largest operator of travel centers in North America. Haslam graduated from University of Tennessee in 1952.  He played on the 1951 national championship... Read More →


Wednesday August 29, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Wildhorse Saloon (Main floor) 120 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

Attendees (192)