12/05/2012 : IAGR RE-ELECTS PRESIDENT

Record attendance at most recent conference
 
The International Association of Gaming Regulators, Inc.  has re-elected Susan Hensel as president during the association’s first conference in Asia.
 
Hensel is Director of Licensing for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the first female elected to oversee the association. She is credited with enhancing the association’s standing as a worldwide forum for regulatory cooperation and education and with leading the association to record membership during her first year in office.
 
Hensel said she plans to build on the organisations success by focusing on the initiatives undertaken in the last year, including raising IAGR’s visibility as a resource for thought leadership, identifying opportunities to encourage cooperation among gaming regulators through expanded strategic relationships with like-minded associations, and continued membership outreach efforts.
 
Other IAGR leaders elected were: Lau Peet Meng, chief executive of Singapore's Casino Regulatory Authority as Vice-President; A.G. Burnett, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board as Treasurer and Trude Hogseth Felde, the senior advisor to the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority as Secretary.
 
The IAGR's most recent conference held in Singapore was attended by around 200 regulators from 34 jurisdictions.
 
Newly elected IAGR Treasurer, A.G. Burnett, commented on the importance of the association to his jurisdiction, "As Chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, I feel our relationship with IAGR and its membership is crucially important. IAGR is a forum for understanding new trends in gaming regulation and forging bonds that allow us to merge interests, share information, and stay up to speed on emerging issues."