Bob Geddie grew up in Elmore County and attended public schools in Robinson Springs and Wetumpka. After graduating from Marion Military Institute (A.A.) and Auburn University (BA), he joined the Washington staff of the late U.S. Senator John Sparkman as Sparkman’s legislative assistant. He later coordinated Sparkman’s Alabama offices.
Geddie served for four years as Legislative Liaison and as Executive Assistant to Governor Fob James. He was the Governor’s representative to the National Governor’s Association, Interstate Mining Compact and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Commission.
He has served as Director of Exploration and Production for the Alabama Petroleum Council. Prior to co-founding Fine Geddie with Joe Fine in 1984, he was Director of State Governmental Affairs for Alabama Power Company.
He has served on the board of The Advocacy Group since its founding in 1992 and was president of the group in 2015. The Advocacy Group is a municipal, state, federal and international government and public affairs organization headquartered in Washington, DC.