Lance Morgan, Ho-Chunk, Inc, Winnebago, NE, attended a meeting at the White House, in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2011. He was asked to participate along with President Barack Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the President's Domestic Policy Adviser Melody Barnes and rural communities leaders from across the country for the White House Rural Champions of Change event to strengthen rural communities and promote economic growth. Lance Morgan is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and President, CEO, and co-founder of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe. Ho-Chunk, Inc. aims to promote economic self-sufficiency for the Winnebago Tribe and its members by creating jobs through its actively managed joint ventures and passive investments, including hotels, convenience stores, websites, and a temporary labor service provider. The company currently employs over 1,400 in ten states and three foreign countries, operates eighteen subsidiaries, and has revenues in excess of $195 million. Ho-Chunk, Inc. also founded and funds a non-profit corporation that provides supplemental capital to individuals and businesses. A graduate of the University of Nebraska (B.S. 1990) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1993), Lance is also the managing partner in the law firm of Fredericks, Peebles and Morgan, LLP; he specializes in Indian law and economic development issues. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
May 19, 2014