Holiday Inn Pewaukee - Heart Of America Group


Tina White

Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 8/18/2005
Personal Highlights

I’ve been in the hospitality industry since 1993, as a part time breakfast attendant and guest service representative. I started with Heart of America in August of 2005 as the ACOE of the Comfort Suites in Pewaukee (currently the Wildwood Lodge). I was promoted to COE of the Comfort Suites in May 2007 and converted the Suites to what is now the Wildwood lodge in 2012. Later that September 2012, I took on the Holiday Inn Pewaukee as COE. I love to travel and spend time with family and my dogs. I enjoy shopping a lot especially shoes!

Arianna Davis

Assistant Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 9/13/2008
Personal Highlights

I started working for Heart of America when I was sixteen years old as a banquet server and breakfast attendant for the Radisson in Pewaukee (currently the Holiday Inn). When I turned 18, I moved up to working the front desk at the Comfort Suites in Pewaukee (currently The Wildwood Lodge). Over the years, I have worked in most of the departments within the hotel and fell in love with every aspect. For the past year I have worked as The Sales Coordinator for The Wildwood Lodge, booking meetings and small group blocks.  

Heather Benavides

Heather Benavides

Sales Executive
Start Date: 5/16/2023
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I enjoy volunteering and spending time with family. My husband and I have two children, Ava (6) and Alex (3). We enjoy having movie nights, dance parties, and cooking together. When we get the opportunity, we also enjoy traveling, whether it be exploring Downtown Milwaukee, a day trip to Chicago, or a family trip to Disney.  

Chuck Weiss

Chuck Weiss

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: 4/4/2022
Personal Highlights

When I’m not at work I’m spending time with my wife Julie and family. I enjoy cooking, fishing, hunting.

Amber Gaulke

Executive Housekeeper
Start Date: 5/16/1997
Travis Turow

Travis Turow

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: 4/1/2024
Personal Highlights

I enjoy spending time with my family and our two goofy golden doodles, going to our lake cottage, and hunting and fishing every chance I get.

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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