Robert McGhee is an enrolled citizen of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and resides in Atmore, Alabama. He has served on the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Council for nine years and currently holds the position of Treasurer. He also serves as secretary on the board of directors for Creek Indian Enterprises, the Band’s economic development and management authority. He also serves as Eastern Regional Representative for the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA). He was recently appointed by U.S. Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tribal Advisory Committee. In addition, he serves on the National Indian Child Welfare Association Board of Directors.
Prior to moving back to Atmore, Alabama, McGhee worked in Washington, D.C. for approximately five years at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Troutman Sanders LLP-Indian Law Practice Group. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and the University of Alabama and he also obtained a M.S.W. from Washington University in St. Louis. He also has completed the Georgetown University Executive Leadership Program in Washington, D.C., and had the opportunity to work on numerous White House initiatives and boards. Prior to accepting the position of Governmental Relations Advisor for the tribe, he held the positions of tribal administrator and president and CEO of Creek Indian Enterprises.