Profile: Travis McGowin
Travis McGowin founded McGowin-King Mortgage with Jim King in 1998. He has been in the mortgage banking business for nearly 50 years, serving as Vice President of Real Estate Financing Inc. (a division of First Alabama Bank), Guaranty Federal Savings and Loan, and other companies. In 1983 he joined Mortgage America as Vice President and in 1989 became an equity partner and Senior Vice President at Castle Mortgage. He partnered with Jim King nine years later to form McGowin-King.
Travis earned his B.S in Commerce from the University of Virginia in 1960. He completed the Education for Ministry program offered by the University of the South School of Theology in May, 2009.
Travis has served as President of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Alabama and as a guest lecturer at various continuing education courses around the state.
A lifelong resident of Birmingham, Travis is a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Birmingham Kiwanis Club. He and Emmy McGowin have been married for 49 years. They have three children and 6 grandchildren.