Govan’s current position is Technical Principal, FedEx Services. This role is a leadership position analyzing current business needs, creating solutions, and recommending architectures for FedEx Services. Previous positions Govan has held at FedEx include Vice President, IT Operations and IT Manager of Enterprise Data Warehouse Development.
In these roles, Govan demonstrated making solid business and technical decisions. Technically savy, Govan sets himself apart via bridging the gap between technical and business. He has been described as a motivator, collaborator and innovator.
The data warehousing implementation he led at FedEx is particularly noteworthy providing a solution that provided FedEx with competitive advantage. Govan took courses in the early 80’s in the Department of what is now called Information Systems.
For the last several years, Govan has taken the lead to recruit interns from the Computer Science and Information Systems Departments and puting them together as innovate summer intern teams. He continues to do this each year. Further, he strongly supports IT day, is a member of the ITRI and the Enterprise Computing Advisory Board. Further, he has been a guest speaker in a number of classes.