Member Spotlight: Gary Logan

Tuesday, February 02, 2021 3:58 PM | Mary Odom (Administrator)

Mr. Logan has been a member of the ITC for 10 years now. In seeing the world as an integrated, intertwined tapestry of countries and cultures, Mr. Logan joined to be able to learn more about the various different lanes of information that make up the way the world works and the way that countries interact with each other. While his background is with intercultural work in Christian ministry and NGO community development, that cannot be wholly separated from companies and organizations that work internationally here in Kansas City. Keeping in touch with those organizations and companies is particularly important for keeping abreast of changing trends and issues facing the global community.

Mr. Logan has traveled extensively, including to Canada and Mexico, which he has done several times throughout his life. Additionally, he has been to Central America (in the 90’s), Australia, New Zealand, and French Polynesia (in the 2000’s), as well as extensively throughout East Asia, including China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea (where he left part of his heart). His trip to Tahiti was particularly memorable, as it is in his words, “absolutely stunning and rich in French and Polynesian culture.” His last trip was to Valencia, Spain, a city that he found enchanting, where he presented a paper at an international conference. During this trip he was also able to run the Stockholm Marathon. Currently, Mr. Logan is the CEO/Owner of Synago Consulting LLC, a position that he has been in for the last 10 years. Synago helps organizations and individuals navigate the challenges of working in new cultural settings.

Fun Facts & Advice

Name three people (dead or alive) that you would invite to dinner.
  • Andrew Zimmern
  • Mark Twain
  • Amelia Earhart

What was the last book that you read?

Community Before Self: Seventy Years of Making Waves by Malin Burnham.

Who inspires you?

Anyone who ventures outside of their comfort zone to engage in new conversations, new challenges, and new adventures!

What advice would you give someone who wants to get into International Business/International Trade?
Be curious. Be open. Listen, listen, listen. Be respectful of others whom are different than you. Be flexible and adaptable.

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