Hotel Renovo Urbandale - Heart Of America Group


Luke Keller

Luke Keller

Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 11/6/2023
Personal Highlights

The biggest reason I am excited to move home is to be with my kids as they grow and flourish. I have a 22 year old son who I finding his path in the world of aeronautics, and a daughter who is a junior at Valley High School. The toughest part of my last job was being away from them and I look forward to seeing them much more frequently. Outside of the kids I like to golf (poorly), cook (probably too much), and spending time with friends and family, especially if near a beach or an Iowa football game.

Kristen Fracassi

Kristin Freeseman

Assistant Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: July 2015
Personal Highlights

When not at work, I like to relax by being at home with a good book or outside with my husband and two dogs – Cope and Storm. Hiking, fishing and horseback riding are some the activities he and I enjoy together as well as every once in a while, joining our friends for a session of Dungeons and Dragons. I also enjoy trips with my family and friends for quick weekends away to recharge.

Kaleb Creighton Crum

Kaleb Creighton Crum

Executive Chef
Start Date:
Personal Highlight

Chef Kaleb received his education from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC. He got his start in the industry by working for a catering company and then cooking at the Republic on Grand downtown before joining the Revel team. Additionally, Kaleb had previously lead dinner demonstrations on international dishes inspired by the 10 years he spent living in Bali.

Reonna Snyder

Reonna Snyder

Sales Executive
Start Date: 8/7/2017
Personal Highlights

During my spare time, I love spending time with my family and friends! I also enjoy traveling, cooking, painting, target shooting and listening to live music. Enjoying the outdoors whenever possible and volunteering in the community are also important to me.

 Bryan George

Bryan George

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: 5/1/2022
Personal Highlights

When not at work most of my time is allocated to the running of two stores in Dallas Center, one a boutique antique/gift store and the other an art gallery and concert venue. I enjoy cooking and deep-sea fishing (not easy to do in Iowa), but the building of custom (commissioned) furniture takes up the remainder of my free time anyway.

Cindy Garrey

Executive Housekeeper
Start Date: 6/14/1994

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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