Hyatt Place Altoona - Heart Of America Group


Nick Agness

Nick Agness

Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 12/13/2016
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I am spending time with family and friends. I am the proud father of twins. Please no boos…but I am huge New York Yankees fan and attempt to get to the nearest city to see my beloved Yankees. I spend the summers playing slow pitch softball, golfing and attending concerts.

Josh Strober

Josh Stroeber

Assistant Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 1/2/2005
Personal Highlight

When I am not at work, I defiantly enjoy spending time with the people that mean the world to me, my family and friends! I help take care of my Mom, as she has health issues. She’s my best friend and means the world to me! Aside from family and friends, I enjoy photography, traveling, and football – Iowa Hawkeyes and Dallas Cowboys fan!

Mary Alice Mullin

Sales Executive
Start Date: 6/10/2019
Personal Highlights

My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family especially on Sundays after church when we all get together for dinner. I also enjoy decorating and gardening.

Concha Rodriguez

Concha Rodriguez

Executive Housekeeper
Start Date: 2/1/2002
Personal Highlights

I love to COOK!!!! I enjoy making all new recipes especially desserts. I also like dance! I always stay close and help my family. I am excited for my daughter who just went to Iowa State. I took this new position to be able to help support my daughter.


Ray Oleson

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: 7/6/2016
Personal Highlights

When not working, I love spending time with my wife and grandchildren.

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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