|Reed S. Cordish|
|Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives|
January 20, 2017
June 18, 1974 |
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Parents||David S. Cordish|
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
|Occupation||Former professional tennis player, real estate developer, government official|
Reed S. Cordish (born June 18, 1974) is an American real estate investor and developer, former professional tennis player, and public official. He is the Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives for President Donald Trump.
He was a principal and a partner of The Cordish Companies, an international real estate development and entertainment company. He was also founder and president of Entertainment Consulting International.
Cordish attended the Gilman School in Baltimore from first grade through high school. After graduating from Gilman, he went to Princeton University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1996. Cordish was awarded the William Roper Award for the member of the senior class who demonstrates scholastic and athletic excellence.
While at Princeton, he played #1 singles on the Princeton tennis team for three years, earning a position on the All-Ivy Team and serving as captain of the team his senior year. He received the George Meyers Church Tennis Trophy for advancing tennis at Princeton in 1995 and 1996, and the Leon Lapidus Memorial Award awarded to the member of the men’s tennis team with the greatest achievement and dedication.
Cordish was a principal and partner of The Cordish Companies, the international real estate development and entertainment company. He was also President of Entertainment Consulting International, an entertainment and restaurant operating company which he founded.
At The Cordish Companies, Cordish helped develop the company's Live! brand, which has grown to encompass large-scale entertainment projects, sports-anchored districts, casinos, hotels and residential projects including Ballpark Village, the Power & Light District, XFINITY Live!, and Maryland Live! Casino.
As president of Entertainment Consulting International (ECI), Cordish has grown the company from its inception into one of the largest hospitality and entertainment operating companies in the country. ECI has created, developed and operates multiple restaurants.
Cordish played collegiate tennis at Princeton University. During his tenure at Princeton, he played #1 singles on the tennis team for multiple years, earning a position on the All-Ivy Team.
After college, Reed continued his tennis career for almost two years, qualifying to play on the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour, and playing in the main draw of events including the ATP challenger in Brazil and the Legg Mason tour event in Washington D.C.
In January 2017, Cordish became Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives for President Donald Trump. Cordish is responsible for initiatives that require multi-agency collaboration and will focus on technical innovation and the modernization of government. Cordish is part of the Office of American Innovation, led by Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner, with a directive to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. Other members of the Office of American Innovation include National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Assistant to the President and Senior Counselor for Economic Initiatives Dina Powell, and Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Initiatives Chris Liddell.