The Axis Moline - Heart Of America Group


David Thompson

Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 5/14/2018

Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I am spending time with Family. I have a beautiful wife of 8 years, and one son. They make everything possible for me, and they challenge me to be a better person every day. I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without their support. We like to cook out and relax on our patio, but most of all we enjoy traveling and seeing the world. I love to play golf as much as I can with my brothers and my dad. I enjoy playing several golf courses around the area!

Gus Sullivan

Front Of House Executive
FifthAvenue Syndicate

Start Date: 6/6/2016

Alysia Gehn

Sales Executive

Start Date: ???

When I am not at work, I am spending time with good friends and my studly chihuahua, Marty. He joins me on road trips down to Nashville, Carolinas, as well as visiting my parents in southern Florida. I enjoy Cubs games as well!

Keith Warner

Maintenance Executive

Start Date: 7/1/2019

Personal Highlights

I love family and family get togethers are just amazing. I’m so very lucky and blessed to have my mom and dad still healthy and going strong. One thing is, I’m an avid outdoor anything with a motor nut. If it has a motor I’m going to go out and make it one heck of a day.

Latasha White

Executive Housekeeper

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
P: 309.797.9300
F: 309.797.8700

Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309