James Arthur “Jimmy” Haslam III (born March 9, 1954) is the CEO of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain and along with wife, Dee, is owner of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. His father, fellow businessman Jim Haslam, founded the Pilot Corporation in 1958 as the Pilot Oil Corporation.
Haslam, who lives in his native Knoxville, Tennessee, is brother to Bill Haslam, the Governor of Tennessee.
While attending the University of Tennessee, Haslam was a roommate of Bob Corker, the United States Senator from Tennessee. He is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
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 Haslam sold his interest in the Steelers. The 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.