James A. “Jim” Haslam II

1980 - 1989 Inductees
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University of Tennessee


Jim Haslam has been recognized for his leadership since his early years as a starting tackle for the University of Tennessee 1951 National championship team. He was chosen to be the team captain in 1952 and was ultimately inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1986 for his athletic accomplishments. Now, decades later, Jim Haslam is still being recognized for his outstanding leadership. Haslam, Founder and Chairman of Pilot Corporation, has spent much of his career serving in key roles for educational, charitable and political endeavors in our state. He has served on numerous Boards of Directors and has given countless hours to civic organizations. Since 1980, Haslam has served on the Board of Trustees for the University of Tennessee. In addition, he is on the Athletic Board and is currently Chairman of the Executive Committee. His experience and leadership have helped shape one of the most highly regarded athletic departments in the country. For the difference he has made in our state, we honor Jim Haslam as “Tennessean of the Year.”

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