JIMMY HASLAM STATEMENT

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam says the company’s 23,000-plus employees in 650-plus locations nationwide will stay focused on doing their jobs – providing the best products at the best prices with the best services to the best customers in the world, America’s drivers.

HASLAM SAYS PROBE WILL WORK OUT IN PILOT FLYING J’S FAVOR

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam tells reporters that he is confident his company will weather an FBI investigation apparently centered on the travel center operator’s rebates to trucking companies. “Our first value is to do the right thing, and I steadfastly believe we have done that,” he says.

KCDC COMMISSIONER HONORED FOR 10 YEARS OF SERVICE

Craig Griffith was honored recently for 10 years of service on the Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation’s (KCDC) Board of Commissioners as he completed his term in March. KCDC Executive Director and CEO Alvin Nance and fellow commissioners presented a commemorative plague and special gift to show their appreciation at Griffith’s last meeting on March 28.

LEWIS KING LAW FIRM APPOINTS RODNEY A. FIELDS KNOXVILLE MANAGING PARTNER

Rodney A. Fields has been named the managing partner of the law firm Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.’s Knoxville office. Fields joined the firm in 1991 and became a Shareholder in 1997. He serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and manages Lewis King’s Business Practice Group.

COVENANT HEALTH KNOXVILLE MARATHON 2013 RESULTS

Wojciech Kopec of Searcy, Ark., won the ninth annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on Sunday, April 7. In a field of about 7,500 participants in six races, Kopec finished the 26.2-mile men’s full marathon with a time of 2:22:15.