FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 23, 2015
Communication Manager, Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J announced today that Whitney Haslam Johnson, director of brand and customer experience, has joined the Pilot Flying J board of directors. Johnson joined Pilot Flying J in 2005 and currently oversees branding, public relations and digital media for the company.
“Whitney has been instrumental in our rebranding initiative and continues to play a vital role in building Pilot Flying J into one of the most dynamic and recognizable brands across the nation,” said Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J. “We are excited to have her join the board and know that her skills, knowledge and creativity will be a huge asset.”
Johnson has worked in a variety of positions at the company. Prior to her current role, she served as category manager and creative services manager for Pilot Flying J. As category manager for the company, she focused on the tobacco and grocery categories. She also has worked in accounting and retail pricing.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, in 2001, Johnson served as an assistant controller at various Marriott International Hotels. She then led the Southeast fundraising efforts for the 2004 Bush-Cheney reelection campaign.
She has served on the board of directors for the Knoxville Museum of Art and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, as well as on committees for the United Way of Greater Knoxville.
Johnson and her husband, J.W., reside in Nashville with their three sons, Hank, Ross and Max.
For more information on Pilot Flying J, please visit www.pilotflyingj.com.
About Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, is committed to making life better for professional drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Flying J has more than 650 retail locations. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 65,000 parking spaces for trucks, 4,400 showers and 4,000 diesel lanes with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 7 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.