AGCO finally ends CEO & Registrar search with appointment of Dr. Karin Schnarr

Tom Mungham, the AGCO's current incumbent, announced his retirement in March

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has named Dr. Karin Schnarr as the successor to Tom Mungham ahead of the CEO & Registrar’s impending exit.

Mungham joined the Crown agency in 2006 as Director of Licensing and Registration before later becoming CEO & Registrar, but he will soon relinquish those duties as a result of his retirement which was announced in March.

The AGCO subsequently confirmed it had enlisted an executive search firm to support its search for Mungham’s replacement, and it has taken the best part of six months to publicly name one.

But the organization finally put the matter to bed earlier today by confirming Dr. Schnarr – a former member of the iGaming Ontario Board of Directors – as its next CEO & Registrar.

Schnarr, who will assume the role on Sept. 18, 2023, is currently an Associate Professor, Strategic Management, at the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University.

She has also been Director of MBA and BBA Programs at the University as well as being a member of its Board of Governors and Senate.

Furthermore, Schnarr has held numerous senior roles in the Government of Ontario, including as Chief of Staff to ministers in multiple portfolios, during which time she guided the development of public policy, legislation, and regulations related to key government priorities.

Recently, she served as Chair of the Ontario Government’s Task Force on Women and the Economy.

In a statement announcing Dr. Schnarr, the AGCO said: “The AGCO and its Board of Directors are excited to welcome Dr. Schnarr to the organization and extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to AGCO’s outgoing CEO and Registrar, Tom Mungham, who announced his intention to retire from the agency in March 2023.”

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