Muscogee (Creek) Nation
David W. Hill was elected the seventh Principal Chief in the modern era of Muscogee (Creek) Nation tribal government on December 7, 2019. Prior to being elected Principal Chief, Hill served three consecutive four-year terms as a representative of the tribe’s legislative body, the National Council, after 30 professional years in the aerospace industry. Throughout his first term in office, Chief Hill’s leadership has brought the tribe global recognition for its proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the Nation’s fierce battle to uphold sovereignty in the wake of the historic Supreme Court decision affirming the Muscogee Reservation. Chief Hill’s leadership was recognized by TIME Magazine, as he was named one of 2020’s 100 Most Influential People.