Executive vice president resigns from Station Casinos

Station Casinos Executive Vice President Kevin Kelley has resigned “to pursue other professional opportunities,” according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“The company expresses its gratitude to Mr. Kelley for his valuable service to the company,” the Oct. 3 filing says.

Kelley’s exit follows a three-decade career in the gaming industry that included jobs ranging from valet attendant to chief operating officer with three companies on two continents.

An attendee of UNLV’s hotel school, Kelley, 56, worked at Station through the 90s in various executive roles before joining the Hard Rock in 2003. He moved to Las Vegas Sands in 2007, where he served as senior vice president of the gaming giant’s budding Macau operations.

He rejoined Station in January 2008 to run the local operator’s day-to-day business. Kelley helped lead the company during its struggle through Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.