ORLANDO, Fla. - The International Franchise Association (IFA) today announced Gordon Logan, Founder and CEO of the hair care company Sport Clips Haircuts, as the winner of this year’s Hall of Fame award.
As the oldest and most prestigious award conferred by the IFA, the Hall of Fame award is given to members who show contributions through successful franchising programs, and innovative activities towards the advancement of the franchising community.
“To be inducted into the IFA Hall of Fame is very special to me; to be recognized by my peers is a high honor indeed. I have been privileged to serve on the IFA Board, as Chairman of VetFran, and on the IFA Foundation Board; these experiences have been a tremendous help in the development of our brand. The IFA has always been at the forefront of positive changes in franchising, and I only hope that my contributions have helped move the franchise business model forward,” said Gordon Logan, Sport Clips Founder and CEO.
“From his home in the Texas Hill Country, Gordon has touched thousands of lives around the country,” said IFA President and CEO Robert Cresanti. “Whether it’s through Sport Clips, his leadership at IFA, or his undying commitment to America’s veterans, Gordon embodies a commitment to doing things the right way. IFA is lucky to be able to rely on his counsel and honored to call him a friend.”
Gordon began his career in franchising when he became a franchisee in 1978 and began operating salons throughout Texas. Recognizing the lack of attention to men’s and boys’ haircuts, the first Sport Clips was opened in Austin, Texas in 1993. Sport Clips now has over 1,800 franchised locations in all 50 states and five provinces in Canada, demonstrating the power of franchising to build an international brand.
Gordon has a long history of supporting America’s veterans through programs such as the IFA Foundation’s VetFran. As an Air Force veteran, Gordon realizes the leadership potential of active duty military and veterans and works to help veterans become owners of their own franchises.
Celebrating 60 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 733,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 7.6 million direct jobs, $674.3 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and 2.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology and business development. To learn more about the IFA, visit https://www.franchise.org.