Karen Richards

Economic Development Officer

Karen Richards joined the SLEP team as an Economic Development Officer after working for the organization 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 and work with local businesses in the advanced manufacturing sector to help foster continued success in the Sarnia-Lambton area. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree and an MBA from the University of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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