Vice Chairman, Tribal Council, Poarch Band of Creek Indians
As an enrolled member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Robert McGhee has been involved in and an advocate for Native American issues at all levels of government. Mr. McGhee is currently serving his fifth term on the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Council, in which he holds the position of Vice Chairman. In this capacity Mr. McGhee is honored to represent his people "government-to-government" at the Local, State, and Federal levels regarding issues of Education, Health Care, Economic Development and Sovereign Immunity.
Prior to moving back to Atmore, Robert McGhee worked in Washington, D.C. for approximately five years at the Department of Interior-Bureau of Indian Affairs, the United States Senate and Troutman Sanders LLP-Indian Law Practice Group.
Before accepting the position of Governmental Relations Advisor for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Mr. McGhee served in several capacities for the Tribe. He was employed by the Tribe as the Tribal Administrator, Governmental entity of the Tribe, and President of Creek Indian Enterprises (CIE), the Economic Development entity of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
Mr. McGhee holds a MSW from Washington University in St. Louis and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. During his tenure in DC and here at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Mr. McGhee has had the opportunity to serve on numerous White House Initiatives and boards. Currently he serves on the Board of the National Indian Child Welfare Board, Children First Alabama, Eastern Delegate for National Indian Gaming Association, Board of Advisors for the Center for Native American Youth and Chairman of the Native American Rights Fund.
Robert McGhee currently resides in Atmore, Alabama.