Anne Robinson has provided steadfast leadership to Morongo Band of Mission Indians, serving numerous terms on the Tribal Council.
As a Tribal Council Member, Ms. Robinson was a driving force in helping open the original Casino Morongo and in the subsequent development of the $250 million Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa. She has championed efforts to diversify and expand Morongo’s business portfolio into new markets, such as healthcare, manufacturing, recreation, hospitality, and finance to provide a strong economic foundation for tribal members and for future generations. Today, Morongo’s business enterprises generate nearly $3 billion in annual economic activity and provide more than 3,000 jobs.
Ms. Robinson also has been instrumental in helping bring new infrastructure, roads, clean water, power and school facilities to Morongo's Reservation. She has helped establish and enact tribal policies, and played key roles in negotiating new business and utility agreements. As a member of Morongo's Education Committee, she helped improve educational opportunities and outcomes for tribal youth, and created the tribe’s first college scholarship program.
Raised in Palm Springs, Ms. Robinson earned a nursing degree from College of the Desert and subsequently worked as a nurse at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs. Ms. Robinson’s dedication as a healthcare professional led her to be a strong voice for cancer research and children’s health, and she has served on numerous related boards, including the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, and Gilda’s Club of the Desert, a cancer support organization.