Gaming industry testing house Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has promoted Karen Sierra-Hughes to Vice President of Latin America and Caribbean.

Sierra-Hughes has been with GLI since 2004, driving the firm’s strategy for both regulatory and business development throughout the Latin America and Caribbean region. 

Prior to joining GLI she practised law in the Republic of Panama and was later appointed Legal Director of the Panama Gaming Control Board. She is a sought-after speaker and has appeared at dozens of international gaming conferences around the world.

“We are thrilled to announce Karen’s promotion and signaling our absolute commitment to the gaming industry’s success throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in all its forms – land-based, lottery, and online,” said GLI President and CEO James R Maida.

He continued: “Karen has been an integral part of GLI’s mission in Latin America and the Caribbean. She and her team work in close collaboration with government officials – as well as gaming and lottery suppliers and operators – helping them navigate the future of gaming. 

“Their expertise supports these stakeholders’ efforts in establishing well-regulated environments and a successful and sustainable industry. Karen’s leadership, knowledge and passion for her client’s success translates into the appreciation that the industry and her team have for what she does.”