Fairfield Inn Des Moines - Heart Of America Group

Des Moines

Wendy Fickel

Wendy Fickel

Assistant Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 11/1/2018
Personal Highlights

I have two wonderful daughters ages 7 and 15 that keep me busy when I am not at work. We like to travel, bowl and spend quality time as a family.

Yuliana Briceno

Executive Housekeeper
Start Date: 7/16/2020
Personal Highlights

When I am not working, I love spending time with my husband and our 5 beautiful children. I love to cook and help people who might not be as fortunate.

Kerry Graham

Kerry Graham

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: ???
Personal Highlights

I have two grown sons that live In Des Moines. In my free time I enjoy shooting pool and I’m a big fan of football “go Steelers”, I also love being outdoors when the weather is good. I look forward to being with HOA for a while and hope to meet most of you and feel free to reach out to me if there’s something you think I might be able to help with, I don’t know everything but I might be able to help

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