Holiday Inn & Suites Lake Elmo - Heart Of America Group

Lake Elmo

Lynn Tannehill

Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 2/5/2018
Personal Highlights

When not working, I spend as much time as possible with my soul mate Dee Dee (together 5 years), my two children and also my beautiful granddaughter.

Shelby Lokken

Shelby Lokken

Assistant Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 4/5/2021
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I spend a lot of time with my family. I just recently moved from Eau Claire to Hudson, and I am glad to be closer to them. I enjoy animals, hiking and anything outdoors. Painting is something I also really love to do when I get some downtime to relax.

Laura McKenna

Catering Sales Executive

Start Date: 9/6/2019
Personal Highlights

Step mom to an 11teen year old boy, who is already almost as tall as me. Ugh. Family and pets take up most of my time outside of work, with an occasional ladies lunch from time to time

Jason Nanni

Jason Nanni

Back Of House Executive

Start Date: 5/5/2021
Personal Highlights

I enjoy the outdoors and love to fish. Also, I was able to make a few skydive jumps here last season. I look forward to getting out on more of this area’s lakes.

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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