Recruitment & Development


The Recruitment and Development team at Heart of America Group strives to find top hospitality talent, and continue to train and develop them to their fullest potential.

To apply for a job at Heart of America Group, apply here.

Ron Springer

Ron Springer - Vice President & Chief Talent Officer

Since 2016, Mr. Springer has served as VP – Recruitment and is responsible for the attraction, selection, training and development of executive talent for the company. He has in depth experience in the restaurant, hotel, and retail industries. From 2006 to 2016, Mr. Springer served the company as Director of Recruiting and Executive Recruiter. Prior to joining Heart of America, he was Corporate Recruiter for K’s Merchandise from 2000 to 2006, was General Manager for them from 1989 to 2000, and was a restaurant general manager for Restaurant Resources from 1980 to 1989.

Katie Pfitzenmaier

Katie Pfitzenmaier - Director Of Training

Ms. Pfitzenmaier joined the company in 2017 as the Executive Training Coordinator. In her current role as Director of Training, she is responsible for planning and directing new training techniques and enhancing existing training programs. She oversees the training and development of our executive team as well as monitors operations to assess training needs, initiatives, and objectives. Her background is in employee development and business management. Ms. Pfitzenmaier is a graduate of Iowa State University.

Recruitment & Development


The Recruitment and Development team at Heart of America Group strives to find top hospitality talent, and continue to train and develop them to their fullest potential.

To apply for a job at Heart of America Group, apply here.

Ron Springer

Ron Springer - Vice President & Chief Talent Officer

Since 2016, Mr. Springer has served as VP – Recruitment and is responsible for the attraction, selection, training and development of executive talent for the company. He has in depth experience in the restaurant, hotel, and retail industries. From 2006 to 2016, Mr. Springer served the company as Director of Recruiting and Executive Recruiter. Prior to joining Heart of America, he was Corporate Recruiter for K’s Merchandise from 2000 to 2006, was General Manager for them from 1989 to 2000, and was a restaurant general manager for Restaurant Resources from 1980 to 1989.

Katie Pfitzenmaier

Katie Pfitzenmaier - Director Of Training

Ms. Pfitzenmaier joined the company in 2017 as the Executive Training Coordinator. In her current role as Director of Training, she is responsible for planning and directing new training techniques and enhancing existing training programs. She oversees the training and development of our executive team as well as monitors operations to assess training needs, initiatives, and objectives. Her background is in employee development and business management. Ms. Pfitzenmaier is a graduate of Iowa State University.

Locations

Operations Support Center - Moline
1501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
P: 309.797.9300
F: 309.797.8700

Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309