Leadership Springfield announced Paul Logsdon as the recipient of the 2020 Kenworthy Award for Outstanding Leadership during our annual One Big Class Reunion event on Wednesday, August 26.
Paul is a dedicated advocate for Springfield. He is a graduate of Leadership Springfield Signature Class 9 and has stayed involved as an active advisor for the Academy Class. Paul has spent over 30 years as the official spokesperson for Evangel University, his alma mater. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies and eventually returned to Evangel as Director of Public Relations.
Paul found his home in Springfield and has been working to better this city he loves ever since. He has dedicated hours to civic causes, served in many leadership roles, and helped build the local communication fields. He has been involved with the Springfield Sister Cities Association, Public Relations Society of America, North Springfield Betterment Association, Partnership for Sustainability, & the Evangel University Alumni Association, among other organizations.
“Paul does more than show up. He works and leads by example. His career body of work speaks to the character, integrity, and leadership values Leadership Springfield stands for, and his long, dedicated, and tireless service speaks volumes to what we strive to develop in our community leaders,” said Carrie Richardson, Leadership Springfield Executive Director.
The Springfield Business Journal honored Paul as a “Men of the Year” recipient in 2014. He was featured as “Ozarks Influential” in the Springfield New-Leader business section in 2003 and was also named to “95 to Watch in ‘95” in a 1995 edition of Springfield! Magazine. He has since lived up to that name in his career.
The Kenworthy award was established in 1989 in memory of Franklin Kenworthy, a posthumous graduate of Signature Class 3. Recipients must demonstrate a commitment to Leadership Springfield; involvement in community service activities; good citizenship; outstanding leadership qualities; and high moral and ethical standards.