Love’s Travel Stops hires Spencer Haines as chief financial officer

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OKLAHOMA CITY, July 2, 2019 - Love's Travel Stops, the nation's industry-leading travel stop network, announced Tuesday that it has hired Spencer W. Haines as chief financial officer, beginning August 12th. Haines comes from McAfee & Taft, where he served for 15 years as a shareholder for the Oklahoma-based law firm and where Love's was a client. He has a breadth of experience in corporate tax planning; local, state and federal taxation; and tax structuring in a wide variety of industries, including energy and oil & gas.

"As Love's continues our extensive growth, Spencer's broad financial knowledge, visionary mindset and ability to anticipate challenges and opportunities will serve us well," said Love's President Shane Wharton. "Spencer's sharp financial and legal mind will be an invaluable tool as we work to bring the best products and services to our loyal customers."

Haines, selected after a national search, will report to Wharton who previously served as CFO. He will provide oversight and direction for Love's financial operations, maintain the company's strong financial profile, and ensure continuous reinvestment into the business.

In 2018, Haines was selected by Best Lawyers as "Oklahoma City Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Lawyer of the Year." He has been a certified public accountant since 1999 and worked as a senior accountant with Arthur Anderson for three years before attending law school. Haines received his juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and his bachelor's degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University.

About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 490 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 24,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has more than 350 truck service centers, which include Speedco and on-site Love's Truck Tire Care locations. Love's and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network on the road. Love's is committed to providing Customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit

Caitlin Campbell, Media Relations