The Cordish Companies has announced key appointments to its corporate executive team in the Gaming & Lodging division, as the company moves to expand its Live! brand in the Mid-Atlantic region with the development of two new gaming properties in Pennsylvania.

Travis Lamb, who most recently served as Executive Vice President & General Manager of Live! Casino & Hotel, in Hanover, MD, has been elevated to the new position of Chief Financial Officer for Cordish Gaming Group, the company’s international gaming division.

Lamb will oversee the planning, implementation and management of all the financial activities of the company’s gaming projects, including the newest ventures in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He previously served as EVP & General Manager of Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover, MD.

Succeeding Lamb is Anthony Faranca who has been named Executive Vice President & General Manager of Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover, Maryland, where he will assume oversight of the day-to-day management and operations of one of the largest commercial casinos in the country. Both appointments are effective immediately.

The announcements come as The Cordish Companies prepares for significant growth with the addition of two new gaming properties, Live! Casino & Hotel in Philadelphia, PA, and Live! Casino in Westmoreland County, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh.

“We are incredibly fortunate as a company to have a leader as skilled and knowledgeable as Travis and we’re pleased to elevate him to a position where he can have even greater impact on the growth of our gaming ventures in both Maryland and Pennsylvania,” said Chairman David Cordish. “We are also thrilled to have a gaming executive as experienced as Anthony on board and know he will be a fantastic addition to our flagship property in Maryland.”