Two Hardin County professionals take on new roles in the community

Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) announced two new board of directors appointments. Philip Logsdon and Debbie Howell will serve on the organization’s Board of Directors for the next six years, helping to advance FAKH’s vision of providing equitable access to nutritious food so that no one in the region will go hungry. 

Logsdon grew up in Short Creek, Kentucky and graduated from Grayson County High School in 1999. He went on to attend Murray State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Logsdon started his career at Stiles Carter & Associates, PSC in 2005 where he worked with wholesalers, government agencies and not-for-profit entities in the firm’s assurance services division. In 2019, Stiles, Carter & Associates, PSC merged with ARGI Financial Group and Logsdon began working with clients in tax compliance and helped companies to develop operating procedures for improved financial reporting. In 2023, ARGI merged with Cerity Partners where Logsdon continues his career in tax compliance and consulting.

“Philip has volunteered his time and expertise over this past year as we moved our organization from cash to accrual accounting,”  said Jamie Sizemore, FAKH executive director. “His accounting background and knowledge of our organization will be so beneficial to advancing our mission of feeding our neighbors in need.”

Logsdon said he is excited to join the Board of Directors and utilize his skills to further FAKH’s mission. 

“Joining the Board of Directors of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is an incredible opportunity for me to contribute to the important work of combating food insecurity in our region,” he said. 

Debbie Howell is a highly experienced HR professional who has lived in Elizabethtown since 2001. She grew up traveling with her military family and graduated from West Springfield High School in Virginia. In 2021, Debbie joined Venminder, one of Elizabethtown’s fastest growing companies, to oversee and drive their HR efforts as they have rapidly grown to more than 250 employees, with many working in hybrid work environments across 38 different states. Debbie is passionate about ensuring excellence in employee experiences and engagement, with Venminder recently being named a 2023 Best Place to Work Kentucky. Before Venminder, Debbie was the HR Director at the Swope Family of Dealerships for seven years, supporting 290 employees at 10 locations.

“Debbie’s extensive experience in human resources will be such an asset to our organization,” said Sizemore. “Her compassion for serving others makes her a perfect fit for our board of directors. We are all looking forward to working with Debbie on our HR Committee.” 

Howell said she looks forward to serving her community through the new role. 

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors and contribute to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. With my experience in human resources, I look forward to working with the HR Committee and making a difference in the lives of those in need,” she said. 


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