Geoffrey A. McGovern was born March 23, 1948, in Boston, Mass. He was educated in Cleveland, Ohio, through elementary school, in Pittsburgh, through high school and Greencastle, Ind., through college.
After several years of travel and trial he began a career in the maritime industry in New Orleans. His experience in New Orleans led to his appointment to a management position with Mobile Ship Chandlery and, after a time, he became president and owner of the company.
McGovern serves as Vice President of the Alabama State Parks Foundation.