Fairfield Altoona - Heart Of America Group


Jeff SMith

Jeff Smith

Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 4/14/1994
Personal Highlights

My two kids, Jacob and Natalie, keep my time away from the office filled with action. With any extra personal time, I enjoy mountain biking, MLC, rides in my Jeep Wrangler and playing Golden Tee. Traveling and seeing the sights of the U.S. is one of my passions. My dream trip is dragging a camper behind my Jeep to Alaska.

Mary Alice Mullin

Sales Executive
Start Date: 6/10/2019
Personal Highlights

My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family especially on Sundays after church when we all get together for dinner. I also enjoy decorating and gardening.

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.

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

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