Holiday Inn & Suites Davenport - Heart Of America Group
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Davenport

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!

Brian Chapman

Brian Chapman

Assistant Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 6/1/2022
Personal Highlights

IWhen I’m not working, I’m at the bowling alley where I bowl two to four times per week. I have eight perfect games and average 223. I have two sons, Tyler 27 and Conner 24. Tyler and his wife Cassi are expecting the arrival of my first grandchild in early June. When I have some spare time, I like to go watch the Cubs play, whether it’s at Wrigley Field or another ballpark within close driving distance. I also like deer hunting with my son and a couple close friends.

Chelsea Carmack

Chelsea Carmack

Sales 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.

Matthew Carroll

Matthew Carroll

Managing Director
Start Date: 8/15/2002
Personal Highlights

I grew up just outside of the Quad Cities in a small town called LeClaire Iowa. Since then I have purchased a home in Bettendorf Iowa where I have lived for the last 12 years. Back in 2002 I was hired as a back waiter at the age of 16. From there I worked my way up to a server in which I excelled in for 4 years until I was advanced to bartender. As a bartender I acquired a high level of knowledge in liquor, beer and wine. I used this knowledge to bring my own Ideas to the table and used them in the opening of the J-Bar, Thunder Bay re-launch, martini shake off, wedding shows, caterings, banquets and the creation of many new and innovative cocktail menus. In 2011 I was asked to Manage part time, witch by mid 2014 I was the Assistant Chief Operating Executive. In 2016 I began to grow interest in the Johnny’s Brand and January of 2017 I move into the Johnny’s family where I had an amazing 4 years. After a crazy 2020 Thunder Bay was calling my name again and I was asked to take on the Chief Operating Executive position! It has been an amazing journey from a 16yo back waiter to a now 35yo General Manager. Even After 20 years with HOA I am honored and excited to continue my journey. Time to make 2021 an amazing year!

Kevin Steeber

Kevin Steeber

Executive Chef
The J Bar
Start Date: 12/5/2019
Personal Highlights

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!

Calvin Glazek

Calvin Glazek

Front-Of-House Executive
The J Bar
Start Date: 6/18/2021
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I am spending time with family and friends. Born and raised on the Mississippi River so most of my time I love to spend time out on a boat or around a campfire with good company and plenty of s’mores.

James Cox

James Cox

Back-Of-House Executive
Start Date: 4/16/2023
Personal Highlights

When I’m not at work, I’m spending time with friends and family. My son James IV is my whole world, and my dog, Luna, a Great Pyrenees, is a close second. Together, we love to go camping, and fishing and travel around whenever possible.

Diana Serpen

Executive Housekeeper
Start Date: 7/15/2014
Personal Highlights

I am the mother of 3 wonderful sons ages 15-32 and 1 amazing daughter in law. I also have 3 beautiful little grandaughters . Family is very important to me and if I am not at work you will probably find me with 1 or more of the kids or grandkids. I love to travel and see new places and visit old familiar spots as well.

Irv Anderson

Irv Anderson

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: 6/28/2021
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I am spending time with family and friends.

Nick Durham

Nick Durham

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: 9/1/2022
Personal Highlights

When I’m not at work I love spending time with my beautiful family. I have a wife Ariel, I have a 3-year-old son Hunter Remington, and I have a 6 year old daughter Paytyn Rose. I love spending time with my friends, hanging out, watching football, basketball, fishing, anything just to get outside and have fun with my family and friends

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.

Locations

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