James Logan

2016 Recipient

Field of work: Career Coaching

James Logan is the founder and CEO of Hire Level Coaching, a high-performance career coaching firm for young professionals. He is a regular guest on Fox 2 Detroit’s Job Shop and shares his expertise through keynote speeches, weekly workshops, and panel discussions. Hire Level Coaching has helped more than 400 people advance their careers through one-on- one coaching and many more through group coaching.

Prior to running his company full-time, Logan served as the BBA Program Outreach Coordinator for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where he helped underrepresented students gain access to one of the best undergraduate business programs in the world. Prior to Ross, James worked as the International Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator for the University of Michigan-Flint where he traveled to more than 30 countries to recruit international students.

James graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2008. While a student at Michigan, James walked onto the football team, winning a Big Ten Championship during his freshman season. A Detroit native, Logan received the Mumford High School Alumni Achievement Award in 2010, where he also delivered that year’s commencement address.

As a result of his community service efforts, Logan has won multiple campus and statewide leadership awards. In 2015, he won three awards for his dedication to helping people realize their goals: the “Five under 10 Award” by the University of Michigan Black Alumni Association, the Michigan Chronicle’s “40 Under 40 Award,” and the Sprit of Detroit Award from the Detroit City Council.