Nevada based Stephen Grogan has been a pioneer in the national expansion of casino gaming gaining an expertise in economic development. He was active in the legalization of gaming in Colorado and served as Executive Director of the Colorado Gaming Owners Association. He became Editor & Publisher of the industry trade magazine, The Grogan Casino Report. He has experience in land use development serving 8 years on a municipal Planning Board and 4 years as an elected city councilman. Grogan was affiliated with The Navegante Group, a casino resort developer with over $2 billion in projects. He oversaw Navegante Growth Technologies, an incubator and innovation company. He was selected to be CEO as a Native American casino hotel with over 2,500 gaming machines and 600 employees. He was the first senior executive hired by Action Gaming which created the Triple Play Video Poker platform. He oversaw investments in online wagering, helped to create Video Poker.com and was in charge of over $200 million in construction and investment projects. In his career he has served as president of a construction company, public energy company, chairman of a stock brokerage firm, and director of two small public gaming companies. He served as Chairman of the Las Vegas Arts Commission and is a published author of historical fiction.