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Phillip McGovern


1412 Forrestal Way
Antioch, TN
Home: 615-361-8845
Work: 615-479-4917


What song most reminds you of your school days?  
any Beach Boys song
What teacher most influenced you? 
Morris Bales and Ms. Majors
Who were your best friends at Central?
Bobby Byrd, Ron Meers, all the trumpet players in the band, Winston Bean (even if he was a drummer) and a bunch of other folks.
What are your fondest memories of Chattanooga Central High School?
Mostly band practice and football games especially with City High School where my brother attended. We always beat them like a drum.
My Life Since Graduation
Letís see. I graduated from UT Knoxville with a business degree and, after returning to school for additional accounting courses, I passed the CPA exam. I also have a masterís degree in accounting from Belmont University. My work life consisted of two and a half disciplines. One includes Vanderbilt University where I served as the financial guy for their IT Department and the second was and is auditing. I am currently an internal audit manager for the TN Department of Transportation and a Certified Fraud Examiner. So, I spend most of my day auditing and looking for fraud - which is a lot of fun most of the time. At least one evening a week I am an adjunct faculty member at Nashville State Community College where I teach accounting.

My personal life consists of hanging out with my wife, Marilyn, who is an elementary school teacher and spending time with our three grandchildren. I run and bike and have completed five marathons (including a marathon in Greece) and several triathlons. Getting a little too old for such adventures now, so I am trying to relax a little more and think about retirement some day -- if my 401K ever looks like it has a heartbeat. 

Church, family, and well-being are the most important priorities in my daily struggles. I am a former Elder and Treasurer of the Priest Lake Presbyterian Church in Nashville; a small church near the shores of beautiful Percy Priest Lake.  In all that I am and have been, I am truly blessed.

Go Purple Pounders.