President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Reed Cordish will be assistant to the president for intergovernmental and technology initiatives.

Cordish is a principal of the Cordish Companies, a Maryland-based real estate business, and the president of Entertainment Concepts Investors, a subsidiary that owns and manages casinos, hotels, and restaurants across the country.

Reed Cordish (Photo:
Reed Cordish (Photo:

The transition said Cordish will be responsible for “presidential initiatives that require multi-agency collaboration,” and for technological innovation and modernization.

“It is a true honor for me to be appointed as an assistant to the president,” Cordish said in a statement. “The core foundation of the Cordish Companies was built upon an ethos of public service and a commitment to transforming American cities across the country. Accepting this position is in keeping with those values and I am proud to serve our country in this capacity.”

The Cordish family helped to organize Trump’s visit to Maryland in 2015, when he spoke at the BWI Marriott. Reed Cordish contributed $250,000 to the Trump Victory committee on June 30.


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Morgan Lynch is a Staff Reporter for MeriTalk covering Federal IT and K-12 Education.