Karen Richards

Business Retention & Expansion/ Consultation Coordinator

Karen Richards joined the SLEP team on a nine-month contract in the role of a Business Retention/Expansion Consultation Coordinator. Karen spent 24 years in the gaming industry in Operations and as a General Manager before transitioning over to an Account Executive for a gaming manufacturer. Karen was on the Board of tourism Sarnia Lambton for over eight years. In her new role at SLEP, Karen will meet with local businesses to get a better understanding of how businesses are doing across various sectors in Sarnia Lambton. In addition to this, Karen will be responsible for planning community consultation meetings in municipalities to identify issues, challenges, and growth opportunities as well as identifying service and retail gaps. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree and an MBA from the University of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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