Susan Hensel

Director of Licensing

Susan Hensel

Susan Hensel was named Director of Licensing for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in November 2005 after previously serving as Acting Director and as a Special Assistant to the Board. Hensel oversees the licensing of the stateís casinos and other gaming related companies doing business in the state as well as the employees working in and supporting the gaming industry. Hensel is the Immediate Past President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators having served in that position for two years. She previously served as Vice-President and Secretary of the association. She also serves on the associationís Board of Trustees. Hensel is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law. Before joining the Gaming Board, Hensel worked on gaming implementation issues as a Special Assistant to the Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue, who is an ex-officio member of the Board. Previously, Hensel served in executive level positions with Pennsylvania state government, including serving as an Assistant General Counsel in the Governor's Office of General Counsel. Before entering state government, Hensel was a television news reporter in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hensel earned her J.D. degree from Widener University Law School in Harrisburg, where she graduated cum laude from the evening division and was on the staff of the Law Review. She earned a bachelorís degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.