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). 

Conor Langan

Conor Langan

Assistant Director
Start Date: 10/16/2023
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I love spending time with family. I have 2 sons, Jackson and Mac, with my fiancée Anna. I love to golf in my free time, and enjoy learning new things. I like history, video games and traveling to new places. I also enjoy attending live sporting events when I have the time.

Anna Foresman

Anna Foresman

Assistant Director
Start Date: 3/1/2024
Personal Highlights

During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have two little boys that keep me busy when I’m not working! Some of my hobbies include wine tasting, travel and cooking. I enjoy being a mom and watching my sons grow and learn.

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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