Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria - Heart Of America Group

East Peoria

Jeff Nau

Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 8/16/2013

Kyle Seckler

Assistant Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 1/23/2017
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I am usually having a relaxing evening at home or trying a new restaurant in town. My favorite thing to do is attend Chicago Cubs games, especially in the summer. I love to travel whether for leisure or sport. Scuba Diving has become a favorite of mine, but really, I’ll take any reason to visit the beach.  

Tara Jacobsen

Director

Start Date: 6/16/2011
Personal Highlights

When I’m not at work I’m a bit of a bookworm. I’ll read almost anything I can get my hands on but I love the classics like Jane Austin, the Bronte sister, Charles Dickens, etc. Yeah geek, but they amuse me. I also enjoying hanging out with the fur babies or with my boyfriend. I like doing crafts from time to time & refinishing wooden furniture pieces.

Eugene Beever

Assistant Director

Start Date: 11/1/2016
Personal Highlights

During my off time, I’m an avid concert-goer, and will go to pretty much any concert if it’s available. Within the last year, I’ve seen numerous acts ranging from Iron Maiden to Hall& Oates. I come from a theatre family, so I enjoy seeing my family members perform in various productions. I also greatly enjoy watching stand-up comedy.

Julie Shoopman

Sales

Start Date: 2/28/2013

Ann Ensenberger

Sales Executive

Start Date: 4/1/2019
Personal Highlights

In my personal time, I enjoy my family, friends and dog. I love most sports, but especially love the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. I love to entertain and enjoy cooking & baking. Food is love. I enjoy to travel very much–my favorite trip thus far is a trip to Italy & the Amalfi Coast.

Taylor Holmes

Catering Sales Executive

Start Date: 8/14/2019
Personal Highlights

I love spending time with my friends and family. I currently spend most of my free time planning my upcoming wedding in February 2020. I have a fur baby named Tillie who keeps me very busy as well!

Shane Edwards

Conductor – Back Of House Executive
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Start Date: 5/12/2012

Jeff Ridenoure

Back Of House Executive
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Start Date: 1/19/2015

Kyle Hossler

Back Of House Executive
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Start Date: 7/1/2017
Personal Highlights

My girlfriend Danielle and I love to spend time in our newly purchased home, hanging out with friends and playing with our cat. I also enjoy listening to and playing music whenever I get the chance, and I will of course always appreciate a good movie or a good video game time and again. After battling heart problems and having successful Aortic Heart Valve Replacement surgery recently, it is extremely rewarding to have a great family and to have a role on our Executive Team.

Christopher Edwards

Banquet Key Hourly

Start Date: 10/26/2010

Amanda Moland

Executive Housekeeper

Start Date: 4/17/2017
Personal Highlights

When I am not working, I spend as much time with my family as I can. I love to read, quilt, and spend as much time outdoors. 

Kai Bishop

Maintenance Executive

Start Date: 3/20/2017

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