Advisory Board

Don Logan

Don Logan retired as Chairman of Time Warner Inc.’s Media and Communications Group, a position in which he oversaw America Online, Time Inc., Time Warner Cable and the Time Warner Book Group, in January 2006.

 

From 1994 to 2002, Mr. Logan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the world and a leading direct marketer of music and videos.  Prior to that, from 1992 to 1994 he served as Time Inc.’s President and Chief Operating Officer and served on Time Warner Cable Board of Directors until June 2016.

 

In 1970 Mr. Logan joined Southern Progress Corporation.  He was named President of Oxmoor House, its book publishing division, in 1978, and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Progress in 1986.  Southern Progress, the largest regional magazine and book publisher in the U.S., was acquired by Time Inc. in 1985.

 

Mr. Logan graduated magna cum laude from Auburn University in 1966 and earned his M.S. from Clemson University.  He has received honorary doctorates from Auburn University, Clemson University and the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

 

In 2001, Mr. Logan received the Henry Johnson Fisher Award, the magazine industry’s highest honor. He was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor in 2003 and The University of Alabama, College of Communication and Information Sciences Hall of Fame in 2004.  In March of 2005, Mr. Logan was presented The Auburn Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award and in March 2009 was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame. In 2011 he was inducted as Distinguished American Sportsman in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2017 inducted into the Morgan County (AL) Sports Hall of Fame.

 

In 2006, the Logan family purchased the Birmingham Barons Minor League franchise, becoming the 11th owner in the Barons’ storied history that spans more than 100 years.  He is an investor in the B.A.S.S. organization.  B.A.S.S., LLC is the largest membership organization of bass anglers in the U.S; its multimedia platforms include web properties, televised professional fishing events as well as two publications.

 

He currently serves on the Board of Birmingham Business Alliance.

 

Don Logan and his wife Sandy reside in Birmingham and have two sons, Stan (Julie) and Jeff (Katrina), three granddaughters and two grandsons.

 

Frank Stitt

Chef Stitt is owner and executive chef of Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega Restaurant, and Chez Fon Fon in Birmingham, Alabama. He was inducted into the James Beard Foundation‘s “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage”, named the “Best Chef in the Southeast”, and was a 2008 finalist for the its national “Outstanding Chef” award. In 2011, Stitt was also inducted into Esquire magazine’s Restaurant Hall of Fame. His restaurants are regularly featured in top regional and national outlets such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, Saveur, Men’s Journal, Esquire, Garden & Gun and Southern Living. He has also been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Foodways Alliance for his elevation of Southern cuisine and his early advocacy of locally-grown food. Chef Stitt lends his expertise in culinary art and locally grown produce to enhance and promote the HEAL program.