Cordish Gaming Group Appoints Bill Mikus as Vice President of Human Resources
Mikus to Lead Recruitment Efforts to Fill Thousands of New Jobs Generated by Live! Expansion into Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Cordish Gaming Group, a division of The Cordish Companies, today announced the appointment of BILL MIKUS as Vice President of Human Resources for the company’s two new gaming, dining and entertainment destinations currently in development in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
Mr. Mikus will lead recruitment efforts to fill thousands of new jobs generated by Live!’s expansion into the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As the Vice President of Human Resources, he supports all efforts related to workforce planning, organizational culture, team member engagement and training & development for the new Live! Casino in Pittsburgh, scheduled to open in Late 2020; and the new Live! Casino & Hotel in Philadelphia, scheduled to open in Early 2021.
A human resources executive with two decades of experience, Mr. Mikus recently ended a nearly decade-long run with Valley Forge Casino Resort just outside of Philadelphia. In 2011, he helped open Valley Forge, the first full-service resort casino in Pennsylvania, with hotel, convention, food and beverage, retail, spa, and gaming amenities. He was responsible for all pre- and post-opening functions supporting more than 1,000 employees, including diversity and community outreach and the development of comprehensive benefits programs.
In 2006, Mr. Mikus began his career in gaming when he joined Caesars Entertainment. As the Vice President of Human Resources for multiple properties in the Atlantic City marketplace, he executed award-winning comprehensive strategies to increase employee satisfaction and engagement.
About Live! Casinos & Hotels
Live! Casinos & Hotels set a new standard in best-in-class customer experiences with highly-acclaimed resort, casino and entertainment destinations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Live! delivers a renowned blend of world-class amenities, award-winning accommodations, headline entertainment and an exciting, spontaneous atmosphere that has become synonymous with the Live! brand nationwide – “when you go LIVE! anything can happen.” Live! offers a premier gaming experience, including a strategic partnership with FanDuel Group, to bring unique promotions and sports engagement opportunities to all Live! properties. With a commitment to impeccable customer service and treating guests like part of the family, the flagship Live! Casino & Hotel, located in the Washington, DC/Baltimore corridor, has a AAA Four Diamond rating and is the #1 tourist destination in Maryland. Live! attracts more than 10 million visitors per year seeking a unique setting with gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping, all in one location. Two new Live! properties are soon to open in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, transforming each location into first-class, must-see gaming and entertainment destinations. Live! Casinos & Hotels are owned and operated by companies that are affiliated with world-renowned developers The Cordish Companies. Visit LiveCasinoHotel.com.
About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910, and encompass four generations of privately held, family ownership. During the past 10 decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in commercial real estate; entertainment districts; sports-anchored developments; gaming; hotels; residential properties; restaurants; international development; coworking spaces; and private equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. Welcoming more than 55 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information, visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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