Live! Casino & Hotel today announced that two members of its executive leadership team earned top professional honors

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Ms. Gonzales Named Among Top Women in Public Relations by PR News;

Ms. Kearns Included in Global Gaming Business’ Top 40 Under 40

Emerging Leaders in Gaming


Hanover, MD (January X, 2019) – Live! Casino & Hotel today announced that two members of its executive leadership team earned top professional honors from noted industry publications.

 CARMEN E. GONZALES, Director of Communications, is among the Top Women in Public Relations, chosen by the editorial staff of PR NEWS to represent women who are making the greatest impact in the field of communication. Ms. Gonzales is a Day One team member of Live! Casino & Hotel, leading communication strategy as well as government and community relations for one of Maryland’s largest drivers of tourism and economic development. In addition to leading the successful opening of the flagship Live! Hotel in 2018 and guiding communication strategy for one of the nation’s largest commercial casinos, she has made a lasting impact on some of the region’s non-profit organizations through her leadership of the property’s philanthropic program, which has contributed millions of dollars and countless hours of support. Ms. Gonzales was recently appointed by Maryland Governor Lawrence J. Hogan to the Maryland Tourism Development Board, where she leverages her 30-year career in the entertainment, hospitality, gaming and tourism industries to assist fellow leaders in the State’s hospitality industry and members of Maryland’s General Assembly to guide efforts to develop and market the State as a top tourism destination.

 JENNIFER KEARNS has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders in Gaming by GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS magazine, a leading national gaming industry trade publication. In her role as Executive Director of Relationship Marketing, Ms. Kearns brought a unique combination of analytics and player development skills to Live! Casino & Hotel, striking a balance between fiscal soundness and guest experience. Rising quickly through the ranks in the gaming business over the last eight years, she is now mentoring others on her team to find opportunities to take active leadership roles and advance in their own careers. Ms. Kearns continues to expand her role and broaden her marketing expertise, now leveraging her creative background as Assistant Director of Advertising and Partnerships for the property.

 “It’s very gratifying to see these two professionals recognized for their meaningful work and the impact they are having here at Live! Casino & Hotel and on their industries more broadly,” said Robert J. Norton, President of Live! Casino & Hotel. “Both Carmen and Jennifer bring strong leadership to our team and we are proud of their accomplishments.”

 Ms. Gonzales will be honored at the PR News Top Women in PR Awards Luncheon at the Grand Hyatt in New York City on January 25, 2019. Ms. Kearns will be profiled in an upcoming issue of Global Gaming Business.

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About Live! Casino & Hotel

Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7/365, the property features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 slot machines; two High Limit rooms; and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Guests can enjoy five-star accommodations, including 310 luxury guest rooms; the Live! Spa; world-class dining, featuring the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; David’s, featuring global cuisine; Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Luk Fu and 8 at Luk Fu, serving authentic sushi and Asian cuisine; Morty’s Deli; Latin cuisine at En Vivo; Phillips® Seafood Express; and Luckies, offering Starbucks coffee, pastries, and Italian gelato; and a sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage; the R Bar; and The Lobby Bar at David’s. A 4,000-seat Event Center, opening in two phases, featuring 40,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space, and a performance venue with a regular lineup of headline entertainment completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. The newly-renovated Live! Lofts boutique hotel, located just minutes from the Casino, features 250 guest rooms and suites, and approximately 3,400-square-feet of meeting and banquet space. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at Live! Casino & Hotel and Live! Lofts are owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit or Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit

 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 50 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 Twitter.

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Sonia Abdulbaki   
Senior Account Executive

Stanton Communications, Inc.

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