Double Tree Des Moines - Heart Of America Group

Des Moines

Linda Harris

Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 3/1/2012
Personal Highlights

My world revolves around my Family. As a Mother of six kids (ages 16 to 28 yrs. old) and two grandsons. My free time is consumed with various Sporting and Music events. I also enjoy traveling when time permits.

Gina Whitehead

Assistant Chief Executive Office

Start Date: 1/2/2017
Personal Highlights

In my free time I like to relax with a good book or watch HGTV. I enjoy working out at the gym, but I also have a huge sweet tooth. You will most likely find me with a cup of coffee in hand no matter the time of day. When I’m not busy planning my next trip to Colorado, I’m cheering on the Cubs and Iowa State!

Robert Oltorogge

Maintenance Executive

Start Date: 6/30/2006

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
F: 309.797.8700

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