Lance Morgan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Morgan is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe and one of the initial founders of Ho-Chunk, Inc.
Ho-Chunk, Inc. was launched in 1994 with one employee and a start-up investment from the Tribe’s WinnaVegas Casino. Today, Ho-Chunk, Inc. employs over 1,000 people across the United States and in eight foreign countries. The company operates 35 subsidiaries and has revenues in excess of $260 million. Under Morgan’s leadership, Ho-Chunk, Inc. has been honored for its visionary economic and community development by a variety of national organizations including Harvard University, the Ford Foundation and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Morgan is also a partner in the law firm of Fredericks, Peebles and Morgan, LLP with offices in California, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Washington, D.C. The firm specializes in Indian law related to legislative and governmental issues, corporate and financial affairs, energy and tax issues, as well as litigation. Morgan is a member of the Minnesota Bar Association.
Morgan is an adjunct professor at Arizona State University and University of Arizona. He has served as the President of Native American Contractors Association (NACA) and currently serves as a board member for several corporate entities and Liberty National Bank. He is a frequent speaker across the country on topics such as Indian law and Tribal economic development issues. He has consulted with hundreds of tribal governments on economic development and taxation initiatives.
Mr. Morgan has a law degree from Harvard University and a business degree in economics from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.