Holiday Inn & Suites Davenport - Heart Of America Group


Felicia Weese

Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 3/3/2014
Personal Highlights

In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, especially “my boys” – my 3 sons – Vincent (12), Bennett (6), and Elliott (1).  Those guys certainly keep me on my toes!

Chelsea Carmack

Assistant Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 2/1/2016
Personal Highlights

While not working I enjoy trying new restaurants and traveling with friends. I spend a lot of my free time with family, and also enjoy spending time outdoors. 

Taylor Adams

Sales Executive

Start Date: 8/21/2017
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I love spending time with my husband and our daughter, Chesnee and son, Krew. I volunteer on the Rock Island County Fair Board where I spend most of my time as the queen pageant Director. 

David Kirkland

David Kirkland

Managing Director

Start Date: 3/8/2021
Personal Highlights

When I’m not working, I enjoy binge watching television shows and listening to podcasts. I also enjoy craft beer and used to do a little home brewing. I’d call myself a beer nerd but definitely not a snob.

Kevin Steeber

Executive Chef

Start Date: 12/5/2019

My personal highlights are me continuing to be a better husband, father and leader. I love cooking for my family and friends and even doing the dishes afterwards. The family and I enjoy kayaking/canoeing when time permits and overall just being outside. I believe nothing is more rewarding than a table full of people with a table full of food and good conversation. Especially if its’s a good burger and a beer!

Daniel Winter

Daniel Winter

FOH Executive

Start Date: 3/15/2021

Personal Highlights

On my free time I love to watch basketball if it’s on or any sporting events. Also hang out with friends and family. I like going to the casino with friends and also go check out restaurants or any new bars. I am also Romanian, so I am bilingual. I like to travel at least once a year to Europe to visit family and friends.

Diana Serpen

Executive Housekeeper

Start Date: 7/15/2014

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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