Aug. 21, 2023Print | PDF
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) Board of Directors has appointed Karin Schnarr as its chief executive officer and registrar. Schnarr, an associate professor of strategic management at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, will assume the term effective Sept. 18, 2023.
Schnarr holds extensive experience in the academic, public‐sector and private sector consulting environments, including roles as director of the Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration programs at Laurier as well as serving on the Board of Governors and Senate.
Schnarr has held several senior roles in the Government of Ontario, including recently as chair of the board of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), chair of the Ontario Government’s Task Force on Women and the Economy, and as chief of staff to ministers in multiple portfolios. She also served as vice-chair of the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board.
Schnarr’s community involvement includes volunteering on the National Advocacy Committee for ALS Canada. She served on the board of the Kids Health Foundation and is a former member of the iGaming Ontario Board of Directors.
Schnarr will succeed outgoing AGCO CEO and registrar Tom Mungham, who announced his retirement last March. Schnarr will be on an approved academic leave from Laurier during her term.
Read the ACGO announcement.