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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 8:45 am

Governor Jan Brewer has appointed Daniel H. Bergin as the new Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming.

“In addition to a strong understanding of Arizona gaming issues, Mr. Bergin brings an extensive legal background, in both state and private practice,” said Governor Brewer. “His service as Interim Director has made for a smooth and effective transition within the Department, and I am confident he will successfully continue to carry out the agency’s duties.”

Mr. Bergin has been with the Department of Gaming since 2009, acting as Interim Director since September 2013. He previously served as Deputy Director, where he managed the Administration and Compliance Division. In that role, he supervised division managers and supervisors; oversaw the Department’s budgeting, accounting, human resources, IT and gaming compliance matters; developed and submitted the Department’s yearly budget, strategic plan and appropriation requests, among other responsibilities.

As Agency Counsel for the Department of Gaming, Mr. Bergin was responsible for general agency legal research, advice and representation on issues concerning the Arizona Tribal-State Compact, Arizona gaming laws, employment related matters, general litigation and more.

Prior to joining the Department of Gaming, Mr. Bergin served as the Associate General Counsel for Arizona State University (2004-2009); Assistant Attorney General for the Administrative Law/Civil Division (1995-2004); Assistant General Counsel for First Interstate Bank of Arizona (1992-1995); and Associate Attorney for Tarkington, O’Connor & O’Neill (1991-1992) and Jennings, Strouss & Salmon (1988-1991).

Daniel Bergin has been licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona since 1988. He graduated from Arizona State University College of Law (1988) and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance and Banking) (1985).

Mr. Bergin replaces outgoing Director Mark Brnovich, who left in September.

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