Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Altoona - Heart Of America Group


Jennifer Humphreys

Managing Director
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
Start Date: 4/1/2021
Personal Highlights

I love spending time with my family, When I’m not working, I’m off visiting a family member. I also love to cook, read, travel and go to movies. I will be looking forward to getting to know the West Des Moines area exploring the restaurants and shopping, it looks like it’s a great place to live.

Joel Ashcraft

Joel Ashcraft

Culinary Maestro
Start Date: 3/14/2023
Personal Highlights

Outside of work life I enjoy time with friends and family, reading, music, and film. I am passionate about furthering my education and striving to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Rico Fortier

Rico Fortier

Assistant Director
Start Date: 12/14/2023
Personal Highlights

Outside of work I love spending time with family, playing games, and cooking. I have been very disciplined in the gym for most of my life and I don’t plan on abandoning that passion any time soon.

Justin Snow

Justin Snow

Back-Of-House Executive
Start Date: 3/21/20232
Personal Highlights

If I’m not working or at home with my wife and two French bulldogs, I’m usually doing something outdoors such as fishing or kayaking.

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.


Operations Support Center - Moline
1501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
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Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309