When Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam purchased the team last season, he stepped down in his role as CEO of Pilot Flying J. On Monday morning, it was announced that Haslam would reassume his role as the company's CEO. Regarding the decision, Haslam said, "This is about me realizing my first love is running Pilot Flying J and wanting to return to that job."
John Compton, the former president of PepsiCo who was hired as Pilot Flying J's CEO when Haslam initially stepped down, will not become a strategic adviser to Haslam in general, including with the Browns. "[Compton has] strong expertise in branding and marketing, and certainly if there's ever an opportunity to pick his brain, we will," Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis said.
Jimmy Haslam is Going Back to Pilot Flying J as CEO
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