Lance Morgan is the President and CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Since becoming the developer and first employee of Ho-Chunk, Inc. in 1995, Mr. Morgan has helped the company, a tribal conglomerate, develop as many non-gaming aspects of the Winnebago tribal economy as possible. Recently, this has included the Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation, a non-profit corporation that focuses on attracting capital to the Winnebago Reservation to increase the social impact of Ho-Chunk, Inc.
Mr. Morgan has experience in a variety of fields, from the U.S. Army Reserves to academia and economic development. He has recently served as an economic policy consultant for the U.S. Department of the Interior, owner/consultant of Lance Morgan Consulting, and an adjunct professor at several universities. He is a frequent speaker on tribal economic and legal issues, invited by the National Congress of American Indians, the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, the Federal Reserve Bank, and many other national organizations.
Mr. Morgan has also served as a board member for many organizations both nationally and within his own community, including Little Priest Tribal College, the State of Nebraska Rural Development Advisory Board and Fort Peck, Inc. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Minnesota Bar Association, and the Nebraska Bar Association.
Mr. Morgan holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Nebraska (1990) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (1993). He is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.