Cordish promotes executives to new HR and diversity roles

Real estate and entertainment business Cordish Companies has promoted Bill Mikus to the role of senior vice president of human resources and Edward Evans to director of diversity, equity and inclusion.


In their new roles, Mikus and Evans will work together to lead team building and employee engagement strategies for the business’s Live! Casino brand.

Mikus will plan and organize human resource functions such as team member engagement strategies, leadership development, succession planning and enterprise diversity and inclusion alignment, for both Cordish Gaming Group and its Live! properties.

He will also assist with partnerships between property HR leaders and management, as well as help with executing property-wide programs and practices.

Evans will lead the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to help drive a strategic plan to create an open learning and work environment within Cordish.

This role will also include serving as lead representative for external community relations, working with local and regional stakeholders to promote Cordish’s diversity, equity and inclusion aims.

“As Live! Casino continues to grow, we are building a team that shares our dedication to providing exceptional guest experiences and will push us in new directions,” Cordish Gaming Group president Rob Norton said.

“I can’t think of a more exciting time to double down on our HR and diversity, equity and inclusion missions for the future, or of more valued team members than Bill and Ed to guide us.”