Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Omaha - Heart Of America Group


Shawn Ruhland

Managing Director
Start Date: 9/1/2007
Personal Highlights

When not working I like to spend time with my wife Sommer and our two children, Liam and Olivia. In the summer we spend a lot of time pool or lakeside, we all love to swim. In the colder months we like to watch movies, play board games and watch Dallas Cowboys football (please don’t hold that against me). 

Anna Foresman

Anna Foresman

Start Date: 11/1/2016
Personal Highlights

During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Some of my hobbies include wine tasting, travel and cooking. I enjoy being a mom and watching my son grow and learn. Any down time that I have I can be found relaxing at home with a glass of wine and a good Netflix series. 

Janine Dorenkamp

Janine Dorenkamp

Assistant Director
Start Date: 1/2/2018
Personal Highlights

In my personal time I enjoy homeschooling our 3 youngest kids and running them to all of their fun events, as well as visiting our newly married son and his sweet wife. I am crazy about my husband of 23 years and love to spend time with him going for walks with our dog and attending our children’s events. We are very active in our church community and enjoy serving and loving people! I am super excited to start this new adventure at Johnny’s as a Front House Executive!!

Juan Gutierrez

Culinary Maestro
Start Date: 11/1/2015
Personal Highlights

My wife Lenornan and I have two daughters, Jennifer (18) and America (1). During my time off I enjoy spending time with my family, we enjoy activities such as camping, fishing and enjoying the outdoors with our two dogs.

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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