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 third term on the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Council, in which he holds the position of Treasurer. 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 Committee on Indian Affairs, 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 received a bachelor's degree from the University of South Alabama and a BSW from the University of Alabama. He also holds a MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Mr. McGhee has also completed the Georgetown Executive Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. and a course at American University, Public Policy Institute regarding Congress and Effective Lobbying Practices. He recently received his 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 Tribe's Governmental Affairs/Rules Legislative Committee, the Budget/Finance Committee, the Board of Directors for United South and Eastern Tribes, he is a member of Secretary Sebelius' Health and Human Services Tribal Advisory Committee and was recently appointed to the Board of Advisors for the Center for Native American Youth. Civically, he has served as the Vice President of the Atmore Chamber of Commerce and the Vice Chairman of the Episcopal Council of Indigenous Ministries.
Robert McGhee currently resides in Atmore, Alabama.