Fairfield Altoona - Heart Of America Group


Jeff Smith

Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 4/14/1994
Glenda Phillips

Glenda Phillips

Assistant Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 4/16/2021
Personal Highlights

In my spare time I like to work outdoors in the yard, relax in the pool, and garage sale. Most of all I love spending time with my grandsons.

Tom Weber

Sales Executive

Start Date: ??/??/????
Personal Highlights

I like to spend my free time with friends and family – traveling and experiencing places both near and far. I’m an avid lover of dogs, and plan to adopt or foster as many as humanly possible. I also enjoy any opportunity to express my creativity!

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.


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