Tribal Enterprise Consultants


Expertise 50 years in the making

Tribal Gaming has consistently expanded since its inception and with that its primary purpose. Strengthening Tribal governments, economic development and diversification; all critical elements to the objective of self-reliance.

As stewards of Tribal Gaming advancement and growth, the Trilogy team has been engaged since the onset of Tribal gaming –documenting its growth, crafting strategic policy and promoting the positive benefits to Tribal communities, surrounding communities, and the many that gain from its success.

Trilogy will utilize its resources, experience, and passion to promote and further the efforts of Tribal diversification, and strengthen the practices of effective gaming management.

Through the years Trilogy management has cultivated the ability to re-frame challenges of tribal governments and their enterprises to offer tribal governments definitive, unique solutions, and courses of action, balancing the complex role of running governments and operating successful businesses.

We are at an eclipse of unique circumstances – a new administration, the commercial gaming industry continues to grow market share, and the introduction of new games challenging the exclusivity of Tribal gaming compacts are on the rise. Separately or in combination, these factors point to the need for economic diversification as the key to ensure stability. 



Valerie Spicer
Founding Partner

Sheila Morago
Founding Partner


Offices located in:
Chandler, AZ
Oklahoma City, OK



Who We Are


Valerie Spicer – Founding Partner

Valerie Spicer brings over 30 years of gaming experience to Trilogy, most recently as Executive Director of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) where she worked extensively in the Tribal, private and public sectors of the growing industry. As Executive Director of AIGA, Spicer managed the day-to-day operation of an organization that represents as many as 18 Tribal governments and their respective gaming facilities.  During her tenure, she took the lead in charting a course to move the tribal government gaming industry in Arizona forward while also fiercely protecting it from competition. 

Before taking the lead at AIGA, Spicer was CEO of Gaming Strate- gies Group where she promoted business development with Tribal enterprises, governments and consulted for Tribal and individually owned businesses. She was the Vice President and General Manager of Borrego Springs Bank in San Diego, California for five years, and worked to promote the Tribal enterprise structure for the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians. Spicer excelled with fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Ceridian, and Comdata Corporation in the areas of new business development, and customer service.


Sheila Morago – Founding Partner

Sheila Morago has over 23 year in Tribal Government Gaming.  Currently she is contracted as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) where she has organized and managed the office, directed the discussion of policy and regulation of Tribal Gaming with the 27 member Tribes as well as managed the largest regional gaming tradeshow in the country.  Prior to OIGA Sheila was the Executive Director for the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) for eight years, where most notably she lead the negotiations with the State in the successful 2003 Tribal-State Compacts. She has managed political and public relations for Tribal and Non-Tribal clients as Vice President of National Relations for a private firm, served as the central point of contact between the campaign staff, casino operators and the 17 Tribes, as well as managed the execution of campaign plan activities and voter outreach for the successful Statewide ballot initiative – Arizonans for Fair Gaming & Indian Self-Reliance. Sheila has worked as Director of Public Relations for the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) where she developed all political advertising programs, public information materials, press releases, articles, letters to the editor, speeches and congressional testimony for the NIGA Chairman and other Executive Committee members. She began her career in gaming as the Director of Marketing for the Gila River Casinos.

Why Trilogy Group

With over 50 years of combined experience in governmental affairs, business, economic development and Tribal gaming, Trilogy is uniquely positioned to leverage business driven solutions to advance Tribal economic sovereignty:


As your advisors, we will:

Maximize our networks to position our clients as thought leaders, where can they secure an influential leadership role at the table where decisions are made and ideas are crafted.

Capture, document and animate research analysis of business diversification efforts to be used as a tool for further diversification.

Plan and manage multi-faceted outreach programs that portray the positive impact, history and objective of Tribal governments, both to their own community and surrounding communities.

Identify opportunities to develop cross-market business possibilities. Seek and secure business diversification through global trade channels.

Maximize the team strengths of seminar and conference planning to build tailored regionalized trainings that target the areas of focus Trilogy will be supporting.

Act as a conduit for B2B business opportunities in Indian Country and outward.

So much more than consulting

Trilogy aims to create a network of tribal professionals – comprised of thought leaders and practitioners – to pursue a number of innovations taking the benefits of Tribal gaming to new heights.


This is a time when Tribes need to be as best positioned as they can with economic diversification, outreach and messaging, while growing their development opportunities. I believe the services that Trilogy Group is setting out to achieve on behalf of Tribes is going to be quality effective work. I have worked with both Sheila and Valerie for years and can say without hesitation they have always worked with Tribes’ best interests at heart.
— Delia Carlyle, Councilwoman Ak-Chin Indian Community

As tribal governments continue to expand their business resumes it is critical to have support from experts who understand the challenge of running a government and business. This balance requires strong institutions, clear strategy and innovative execution. Having worked with both of Trilogy’s founders for nearly twenty years, I know they bring the best possible combination of subject matter expertise, industry knowledge and government experience to any client or situation. They are truly battle tested and I cannot recommend them highly enough!
— Dr. Kate Spilde, Professor SDSU

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