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Suzanne Trout of Cordish Gaming Group appointed to Board of Directors for Global Gaming Women

EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for The Cordish Companies’ Gaming Division
Brings 30+ Years of Experience in the Casino and Resort Space to Board Position

BALTIMORE (March 27, 2024) – Suzanne Trout, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Cordish Gaming Group, the gaming division of The Cordish Companies, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Global Gaming Women for a term through 2026. 

Global Gaming Women (GGW) was created in 2011 as a development program by the American Gaming Association to nurture emerging female leaders in the gaming industry. Launched as an independent charitable organization in 2016, GGW delivers high-impact programs and events to women in the gaming industry. Today, GGW has over 7,000 active members from over 70 countries and continues to offer educational programs, mentorship opportunities, and networking events globally. 

“I’m honored to join the Board of Directors of Global Gaming Women and help support, inspire and develop the next generation of women in the gaming industry,” said Suzanne Trout. “The gaming industry is at its best when it represents everyone, and Global Gaming Women provides the tools needed for women to grow and succeed in crucial leadership positions. I look forward to working with the board to continue to advance the mission of this important organization and inspire more women to join the fast-paced gaming industry.”  

Ms. Trout brings more than 30 years of experience in the gaming industry to her position at Cordish Gaming, where she is responsible for the planning and execution of key marketing and brand development strategies across the Company’s gaming portfolio. 

She joined the Cordish team as the Company began to experience significant growth and expand its footprint nationwide, including the development of properties in Pennsylvania, where the Company opened two new world-class facilities – Live! Casino Pittsburgh and Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia in the heart of the Stadium District. In addition, Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana is currently under construction in Bossier City. Cordish Gaming is also exploring and activating new ventures in iGaming and sports betting. 

Trout previously held key executive leadership roles with Caesars Entertainment, Rush Street Gaming and Grand Casinos, and has served as a board member for the Evanston Animal Shelter. Trout has been the recipient of Great Women of Gaming’s Pay It Forward and Proven Leader Awards. She is also a Hall of Fame Inductee of the Women's Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas and received the Corporate Excellence Award from Harrah's Entertainment.

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About The Cordish Companies

The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten 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. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 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 or follow us on X (formerly Twitter).  

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