AC Hotel Des Moines - Heart Of America Group

Des Moines

Christopher Steele

Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 5/10/2008
Personal Highlights

I have a 9-year-old son whom is extremely active and keeps me active as well. I enjoy spending time outdoors and I am an avid sports fan. I will watch just about any competitive sport live or on TV. I also enjoy cooking, disc golf, and travelling when the opportunity arises.

Peter Kiger

BOH Executive

Start Date: 12/12/2007

Alex Conlon

FOH Executive

Start Date: 3/1/2017
Personal Highlights

I joined the service industry in 2011 when I moved back to Des Moines working at Cabaret West Glen. I mostly enjoyed being able to work at a place that gave me the opportunity to meet so many people and help create an atmosphere that people always wanted to be around. I enjoyed it so much that I worked there for the past 6 years. When I am not at work I am spending time with family and friends. I love to eat out and experience new restaurants around the town.  In my spare time I enjoy traveling as much as possible and watching or attending as many sporting events as I can my favorite being baseball.

Tyler Beard

Sales Executive

Start Date: 7/30/2018
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I am a sports fanatic! My teams are the Denver Nuggets, Kansas City Chiefs, Mizzou Tigers, and Kansas City Royals. My wife and I also love to travel, and since getting married in 2015, we have been to St. Martin, Anguilla, Puerto Rico, Cancun, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Greece, and are headed to the Cayman Islands in October!

Tory Jones

Tory Jones

Maintenance Executive

Start Date: ???
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I am spending time with family and friends. I love to play my guitar and curate my web page, but also enjoy drawing and painting. I spend the summers working on the house and yard, relaxing on my deck and playing with my kids as much as possible!

About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.


Operations Support Center - Moline
1501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
P: 309.797.9300
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Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309