A magna cum laude graduate of Auburn University, Logan joined Southern Progress in 1970. He was named president of their affiliate Oxmoor House in 1978. Southern Progress was acquired by Time, Inc. in 1985. Logan was named CEO of Southern Progress in 1986. In 1992, he became President and COO of Time Inc., and moved to chairman and CEO in 1994. In July 2002 he was named CEO of Time's newly acquired Internet service provider, AOL. In 2005, Logan took on a non-executive chairman role at Time Warner.
Logan has served as a director of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, as co-chair of the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, and as a board member of the Magazine Publishers of America and the National Book Foundation.
He and his sons Stan and Jeff have owned the Barons since September 2005. Their Birmingham Barons LLC is the 11th owner of the Barons.
In 2009 Logan was inducted into the American Advertising Federation's Advertising Hall of Fame.
- Don Logan profile at Alabama Academy of Honor, (c 2003), accessed July 15, 2008.
- Siklos, Richard (December 22, 2005) "Time Warner Chooses an Insider as President." New York Times.
- Cooper, Lauren B. (March 31, 2009) "Logan inducted into Ad Hall of Fame." Birmingham Business Journal