Charlotte “McGhee” Meckel was elected Tribal Council Secretary in August 2016. Born and raised in the Poarch community, her sense of compassion, concern and dedication was shaped by those around her. She approaches issues with an open-mind and makes decisions to benefit all not just a select few. She brings to her role as Secretary, over 36 years of experience with the Department of Defense, where she was the Director of the US Army Printing and Publication Distribution Center (Europe), and supervisor for Military, US Civilian, and Foreign Nationals. Mrs. Meckel serves her people by utilizing her education, vast work experience, and knowledge of governmental functions. She strives to further diversify the Tribe’s economic opportunities.