Baltimore’s Cordish Companies announced two executive appointments in July. Gaming industry veteran Joseph Billhimer was named executive vice president of Cordish Gaming Group, responsible for leading the company’s expansion into Pennsylvania with the development of two new Live! Casino properties in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Bill Mikus was named vice president of human resources.
Billhimer brings more than 25 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industries to his new position, most recently serving as chief operating officer of Eldorado Resorts, Inc. in Reno, Nevada. He also served as president of MTR Gaming, based in Wexford, Pennsylvania.
Billhimer served as chief executive officer of Premier Entertainment, where he was named Executive of the Year for his efforts in developing and redeveloping the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi after its destruction by Hurricane Katrina. Billhimer also has held leadership positions at the Foundation Gaming Group, Caesars Entertainment’s Grand Casino Resort in Gulfport, Mississippi and Casino Magic Bay in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
In a separate release, Cordish announced the appointment of Mikus to head human resources. He will lead recruitment efforts to fill thousands of new jobs generated by Live!’s expansion into Pennsylvania.