Executive Staff

Sajeed (Titu) Asghar: Chief Executive Officer


With over two decades of professional experience, Titu’s career spans over multiple industries, including hospitality, government affairs, international development, and financial services. Over the last 12 years, Titu focused on Tribal Nations, helping tribes expand their foothold in diversified economic development and investments. Currently, Titu serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in Southern California. In that capacity, Titu oversees all government programs, realty functions, economic development, and the Tribe’s diversified enterprises including the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, 36-pump gas station and convenience store, and realty holdings, to name a few. Titu’s other tribal experiences include San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in Southern California and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon. Prior to working in Indian Country, Titu worked in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area as a Buy-Side Analyst, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and he also worked with an international development firm in Washington, D.C. collaborating with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank on international development work in Eastern Europe and South East Asia. Titu graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and holds a master’s degree in International Affairs, as well as an MBA in Investment Finance. Titu is also a member of the CFA Institute.

 

Kimberly A. Cluff: In-House General Counsel


Since becoming a member of the California Bar, Kimberly has worked exclusively in the field of Indian law, advocating for Tribes, Tribal entities and native non-profits. After nearly a decade with California Indian Legal Services, Kimberly served as In-House Counsel for the Friendship House Association of American Indians, a San Francisco native non-profit. In 2006 Kimberly went into private practice with Forman & Associates, a small Indian Law firm lead by George Forman. As a partner at Forman & Associates Kimberly focused on advocacy connected to state and federal Indian Country legislation, tribal economic development, including energy resource development, strengthening tribal governance, tribal courts and tribal ordinance development.  Kimberly joined the Morongo Legal Department in 2015, becoming In-House General Counsel in 2016, with a focus on building the legal infrastructure of the Tribe to support the broad scope of Morongo’s economic and governmental initiatives.  Kimberly also extends her advocacy to state and federal legislative and policy efforts, including protecting tribal sovereignty and historical advances in Indian Law that are threatened.  Kimberly is admitted to practice law in California, the Washoe Tribal Court and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Tribal Court.