June 6, 2024 3 min read


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Cordish Companies Picks Jamie Williams for Sales Director in Louisiana

Joining the C-suite, the seasoned executive is tasked with strategic priorities at the company's Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana

The gaming division of the Cordish Companies, Cordish Gaming Group, announced a new important senior-level appointment, strengthening its team for Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana, the company’s newest hotel gaming and entertainment resort. Earlier this week, the company confirmed it hired Jamie Williams, a hospitality and gaming veteran with extensive experience, for the role of director of sales for the new gaming and entertainment destination.

The newly appointed executive brings more than 25 years of experience. Williams previously held a number of important roles for leading hospitality and gaming companies. She was previously a director of sales and catering for Golden Nugget’s Lake Charles Hotel and Casino, as well as director of sales, catering and events for the Shreveport Convention Center and Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.

The executive’s experience includes important roles such as director of sales at Diamond Jacks Casino & Hotel, the venue that is now going to be the home of the Cordish Companies’ new Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana resort. The luxury hotel and casino resort will be the first land-based casino for the Shreveport-Bossier area. Moreover, it would represent the first Live! branded project from the Cordish Companies in Louisiana.

As director of sales for the casino resort that is under construction, Williams will be tasked with key sales and marketing initiatives. She will oversee important aspects of the hotel casino’s operations and play a central role in initiatives taking place at the venue’s Event Center.

The Company’s Louisiana Venue Promises Exceptional Experiences

Sharing her excitement, Williams revealed that it is thrilling to join the growing team of experts at Live! Hotel & Casino Louisiana. She spoke about the capabilities of the venue’s event space, explaining that it is perfect for conferences, retreats, weddings and other forms of public gatherings.

Williams predicted that Live! Hotel & Casino Louisiana’s Event Center will help the location become a go-to destination for the region. Finally, the new director of sales added: “Throw in the nation’s best touring acts and show-stopping entertainment along with southern hospitality, and Live! Louisiana will prove to be an unforgettable experience.”

Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana is poised to redefine entertainment in the Ark-La-Tex region, offering a state-of-the-art casino, luxury hotel, and a cutting-edge convention and meeting space.

John Chaszar, general manager at Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana

John Chaszar, the premium gaming and entertainment venue’s general manager, was just as delighted about the latest C-suite hire. He predicted that the exceptional venue would deliver exciting experiences thanks to supreme hospitality, luxury hotel rooms and thrilling casino games. Last but not least, Chaszar predicted that Williams would play a key role in the development of the new hotel casino resort.


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