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McGhee on Yellowhammer’s ’50 most influential’ list

Atmore’s Robbie McGhee is among those Yellowhammer News included in its 2017 list of the most powerful and influential people in Alabama.

The conservative online news organization compiles the list each year, and recognizes those who make the list at a Birmingham reception in September. It will round out its list on Friday with the most influential lobbyists.

Of McGhee, Yellowhammer said, “Robbie McGhee is the point man in politics for the burgeoning empire that is the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Under the leadership of Tribal Chair and CEO Stephanie Bryan, the Poarch Creeks have built a structure of prosperity and corporate citizenship previously unseen in Alabama. McGhee has astutely utilized the accompanying tools and resources provided to him to turn the Poarch Creeks into an influential force.

“McGhee’s political rise began in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Department of Interior-Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Troutman Sanders LLP-Indian Law Practice Group,” Yellowhammer wrote. “He engages on political and legislative issues affecting the Poarch Creeks with a razor-sharp focus. The results show why McGhee deserves a place squarely on this list.”

Yellowhammer’s list was released in three groups: business leaders, political influencers, and lobbyists. McGhee’s name was included in the list of lobbyists released on Friday.