Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria - Heart Of America Group

East Peoria

Jeff Nau

Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 8/16/2013
Personal Highlights

Proud to be born in Peoria, IL and live in Washington, IL. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am a proud Uncle and now Great Uncle to the absolute best humans in the world. Love them to pieces.

William Nichol

William Nichol

Assistant Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 10/18/2021
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I am spending time my 3 children ages 9, 5, and 3. We enjoy traveling and showing them the sites of the country. We love traversing the country visiting museums, zoos, and aquariums. During my down time I enjoy painting and wood crafts as hobbies.

Kyle Seckler

Kyle Seckler

Managing Director
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 12/19/2011
Personal Highlights

I got married last fall after meeting my wife 9 years prior at Johnny’s. She was my trainer when I first started serving. When we are not at work we are usually trying a new restaurant in town or trying to catch a game at Wrigley Field.

Kyle Hossler

CULINARY MASETRO
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.

Julie Shoopman

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF SALES
Start Date: 2/28/2013
Personal Highlights

Married. Son-Joel 17 years old. Hobbies–shopping with my sisters and mom, working out, reading

Taylor Crandall

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!

Shannon Litterly

Shannon Litterly

Front Of House Executive
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 5/30/2022
Personal Highlights

When I’m not at work I enjoy time with my grandchildren. I have three and one on the way! When the weather permits I am almost always outside. I enjoy cooking, gardening, and music.

Jake King

Jacob King

Culinary Conductor
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 8/16/2021
Personal Highlights

When I’m not at work I like spending my free time with family and friends. I spend as much time as I can with my fiancé Courtney and our puppy Bandit. I enjoy reading and playing both video and board games as well as listening to music and podcasts. I try to go see live shows when possible.

Terry Hanson

Assistant Director
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 1/21/2017

I am married with two boys keep busy with art, martial arts, music and games, plus hanging with the kiddos.

Kai Bishop

Kai Bishop

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: 3/20/2017
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I enjoy spending time at church and with my family. I play guitar and I like to woodwork. I also enjoy fishing. I go to various music concerts with my sons. I like to go to my sons’ sports and extracurricular activities.

Shannon Britton

Shannon Britton

Executive Housekeeper
Start Date: 12/1/21
Personal Highlights

I enjoy learning about history and love to cook. More of a homebody but would like to travel more exploring old places and eating good food. I have an 11 year old daughter who keeps me on my toes literally or else she’s taller than me! I just like being relaxed and spending time with the people I love.

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