Prior to her role as Executive Director for OIGA, Ms. Morago was Executive Director for the Arizona Indian Gaming Association from 2004-2011. She has also served as the Director of Public Relations for the National Indian Gaming Association, based in Washington, D.C. from 2001-2004. She was recruited from NIGA to be the Tribal Liaison for Arizonans for Fair Gaming & Indian Self Reliance, the Prop 202 campaign.
Ms. Morago began her career in tribal gaming in 1994 when she was appointed Director of Marketing for the Gila River Casinos. Before joining AIGA, Ms. Morago was Vice President of National Relations for Initial Impressions based in Tempe, Arizona, where she was responsible for all political and public relations for tribal and non-tribal clients.
In January 2006, she was named one of 25 people to watch by Global Gaming Business. She was named one of the “Great Women of Gaming” by Casino Enterprise Management in 2004, and inducted into the Indian Gaming Hall of Fame, presented by Indian Gaming Magazine, in 2012.
Ms. Morago was raised on the Gila River Indian Reservation where she is an enrolled member. She attended the University of Arizona where she studied in the college Business and Public Administration.