BALTIMORE, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ) has selected Beth Boots Workman as one of this year's 40 Under 40, an award given to 40 select individuals under the age of 40 who demonstrate leading roles in their industry, their company and the community. Beth was selected by the BBJ's editorial staff from more than 300 nominations and recommendations.
Beth currently serves as The Cordish Companies' Director of Operations for Spark Baltimore. Located within The Offices at Power Plant Live!, Spark is Baltimore's premier collaborative coworking space for entrepreneurs, creators and innovators. Spark, which opened in January 2016, is an inspiring work environment designed specifically with creators in mind.
As Director of Operations, Beth was involved in the planning, design and development of Spark which transformed a vacated office space into a thriving work environment. Additionally, she has led a tremendous outreach initiative that has grown Spark's membership from 19 to over 55 companies since opening in January. Responsible for implementing a strategic vision of making Spark a leading collaborative workspace, Beth has driven the growth of the organization and the community it serves. The Cordish Companies was awarded the Downtown Baltimore Award in the Innovative Technology category this year in recognition of Beth's dedication and work with the development of Spark.
Beth joined The Cordish Companies in 2012 with over a decade of experience in the hospitality and entertainment industries. Her fascination with cutting-edge technology, paired with her concierge-focused instinct, led to the perfect fit to lead operations for Spark. Before joining The Cordish Companies, Beth worked for the City of Baltimore and earned her Bachelors of Science in Business and her Masters of Business Administration both from The Johns Hopkins University.
"We are very proud that Beth was selected as one of this year's honorees for the BBJ's 40 under 40 Award" said Reed Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies. "Beth embodies the core values of our Company, in particular, a steadfast commitment to overseeing projects of the highest quality that also serve to enrich local communities."
Beth will be honored at this year's 40 Under 40 event on Nov. 3 at Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore.
Spark is Baltimore's most collaborative coworking space for entrepreneurs, creators and innovators, located within The Offices at Power Plant Live!. Spark is an inspiring work environment, designed specifically with creators in mind and tailored to provide entrepreneurs not just what they want, but what they need. For more information about Spark or to inquire about a membership, please visit www.spark-bmore.com.
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 Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. 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. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. 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 www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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