Robert McGhee, an enrolled member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, has been involved with and an advocate for, Native American youth at all levels of government. McGhee is currently serving his third term on the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Council, in which he holds the position of Treasurer. Prior to moving back home to serve on his tribe’s council, McGhee worked in Washington, DC for 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. Previous to his time in DC, he served in several capacities for his tribe.
McGhee currently serves on the tribe’s Governmental Affairs/Rules Legislative Committee, the Budget/Finance Committee, the Board of Directors for both the United South and Eastern Tribes and the National Indian Child Welfare Association, and he is also a member of Secretary Sebelius’ Health and Human Services Tribal Advisory Committee. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Alabama, a BSW from the University of Alabama, and a MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. McGhee currently resides in Atmore, Alabama.