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Love’s Hires New CFO

Haines succeeds Wharton following national search
Photographs courtesy of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has hired Spencer Haines as its chief financial officer, effective Aug. 12.

New CFO of Love's

Haines joins the Oklahoma City-based truckstop chain from McAfee & Taft, where for 15 years he was a shareholder for the 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 variety of industries, including energy and oil and 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 was previously 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.

Haines has been a certified public accountant since 1999 and worked as a senior accountant with Arthur Anderson for three years before attending law school.

  • Love’s is No. 17 in CSP’s2019 Top 202 ranking of convenience-store chains by number of retail outlets.

Love’s has more than 490 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964, the company remains family-owned and -operated. It 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.

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