The politician from Tennessee Bill Haslam, who is known for his common sense and result-driven leadership,has pushed the state to the position of a national leader in several aspects such as job creation, fiscal responsibility and education. With his commitment to education, Tennessee has been accredited with the observation of the fastest improvement in its academic success. Along with this, he has secured many other goals in his life, His journey to the chair of the Governor is not a straight path, but comprised of multiple phases that shaped him into the right candidate for this job.
Born and fostered in Knoxville, Haslam has learnt from his parents strong work ethics along with a will to keep faith. Young Bill displayed excellence in sports and academics alongside serving as a student government leader, but experienced a turning point in life with his mother’s unexpected death while he was 16. During that tough time, his family relied on their inner faith and leaned on each other to get through.
Bill moved out of his hometown to earn a degree in History from the Emory University, wherein he developed an interest in a post-college career path as a history teacher at a high school level. After serving the position for few years, he planned to move ahead to seminary, but things didn’t go on as decided. In fact, his father, Jim Haslam called him and expressed his desire to see Bill work for his family business, Pilot Corporation, a chain of gas stations.