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Shelia Morago

Sheila-Morago.jpgShelia Morago Executive Director AIGA

Sheila Morago is the Executive Director of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA).She is a member of the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona.

 

 

 From 1998-2001, Ms. Morago was Director of Public Relations for the National Indian Gaming Association, based in Washington, D.C.. She was recruited from NIGA to be the Tribal Liaison for Arizonans for Fair Gaming & Indian Self Reliance, the Prop 202 campaign, where she coordinated all efforts between Proposition 202's campaign office and the 17 Tribes belonging to the coalition as well as the tribal casino operations.  In her capacity as Tribal Liaison, Ms. Morago also designed and managed the successful outreach effort for Prop 202 in Arizona Indian Country. 

Ms. Morago began her career in tribal gaming in 1994 when she was appointed Director of Marketing for the Gila River Casinos.  From 1994-1998, she created the marketing department for this multi-million dollar enterprise and opened two successful tribal casinos.  Before joining AIGA, Ms. Morago was Vice President of National Relations for Initial Impressions based in Tempe, Arizona.  In that position she was responsible for all political and public relations for tribal and non-tribal clients. 

Ms. Morago was raised on the Gila River Indian Reservation and graduated from high school in Casa Grande, Arizona.  She attended the University of Arizona where she studied in the college Business and Public Administration.  In January, 2006, Sheila was named as one of 25 people to watch by Global Gaming Business. She was also was named one of the “Great Women of Gaming” by Casino Enterprise Management March/April issue, 2004.