Pilot Company Powers Team Member Experience with New DEI Leader
Knoxville, Tenn., November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Pilot Company is advancing its new Team Member Experience (TMX) department with the addition of a new key leader: Angie Cody, director of inclusion, diversity and equity. This new leadership role will build on the company’s 64-year history as a premier travel center network and premier workplace by creating meaningful strategic programs that foster a more inclusive environment among team members.
“We are proud to employ nearly 30,000 team members who come from incredibly diverse backgrounds and experiences,” said Paul River, Chief People Officer of Pilot Company. “The success of our business is built on the strength of our team, which is why this position is essential to providing an exceptional, inclusive and complete experience.”
Angie Cody will oversee and develop opportunities to create a more inclusive workplace, joining the TMX department of Pilot Company. She will manage current Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness (IDEA) efforts, develop strategic action plans for promoting an accessible, equitable and inclusive work environment, and help us increase the company recruitment pipeline for diversity. Under her leadership, Pilot Company recently launched five new business resource groups – Emerging Leaders, Building Relationships in Diverse Group Environments (BRIDGE), Pride of Pilot, Women of Pilot and Veterans of Pilot – to help educate and inform diversity change efforts across the company. Cody brings more than a decade of experience building and leading global inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives to the company, including co-founding the St. Louis Diversity and Inclusion Consortium.
Since joining at the start of the summer, Cody has already helped drive improvements to support workforce opportunities, including a new IDEA council made up of 15 senior leaders who represent different fields. within the company. These efforts and new implementations have been recognized by the American Trucking Associations, which recently awarded Pilot Company their DEI Change Leader Award.
“Our business is continuing to advance the overall team member experience, and DEI is an extremely important part of that roadmap,” Cody said. “Diversity strengthens our business because it broadens our horizons and helps us learn from others’ perspectives to bring new ideas and initiatives that make Pilot Company a more inclusive and welcoming place to work and shop.”
Cody is a United States Marine Corps veteran, graduate of Columbia College with a BA in Finance and is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) by the Society for Diversity. She moved in 2022 to Knoxville, TN of St. Louis, Missouri with his wife, Becky.
For more information about Pilot Company and its management, or to learn more about how to join the team, visit pilotcompany.com.
About the pilot company:
Pilot Travel Centers LLC (“Pilot Company”) retains North America drivers moving as a leading fuel supplier and largest travel center operator. Founded in 1958 and based in Knoxville, TN, Pilot Company has expanded its network to more than 800 retail and refueling outlets and supplies more than 14 billion gallons of fuel annually to the market. Pilot Company has the fourth largest tanker fleet with over 1,600 trucks that supply DEF, bio and renewable fuels, and provide transportation and disposal services to the oil industry. Pilot Company serves 1.3 million customers daily and provides more than 70,000 fleet customers with fuel, credit, factoring, service and rewards solutions. Its network of Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers includes more than 750 locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces with more than 790 restaurants, 75,000 truck parking spaces, 5,300 luxury showers, 6,200 diesel lanes and offers maintenance trucks and tire service with Southern Tire Mart at Pilot Flying J. The One9 Fuel Network connects a variety of refueling points to provide small fleets and independent professional drivers with everyday value, convenience, credit and benefits . More location and reward information is available in the myRewards Plus app.
Pilot Company is currently ranked #7 on the Forbes list of America’s Largest Private Companies. For more information about Pilot Company, its 30,000 team members and its commitment to giving back, visit www.pilotcompany.com.
SOURCE Pilot Company