Board of Directors - Iowa Restaurant Association

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Iowa Restaurant Association Board of Directors

The Iowa Restaurant Association (IRA) is a member-driven professional association of the restaurant and retail beverage industry in Iowa. The Association is governed by an elected, volunteer Board with representatives from each of the various segments within the industry and from across the state. The IRA Board meets three times per year and serves as the Association’s policy-making body. The IRA Board of Directors meets three times per year with committee and team meetings throughout the year. If you know someone who would make an excellent representative of the industry on the Association’s Board or if you’re interested in serving, please reference the nomination form. You may nominate yourself for consideration.


2014 Board of Directors


Chair of the Board
Matt Johnson, Barley's Bar & Grill, Council Bluffs


Chair of the Board Elect
Mike Holms, Splash Seafood Bar & Grill/Gerleman Management, Des Moines


Immediate Past Chair
Scott Carlson, Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., Des Moines



Ryan Achterhoff, Pizza Ranch, Orange City

Robert Anderson, Iowa Culinary Institute, Ankeny, IA

Alex Banasik, Down Under Bar & Grill, Clive

Darin Beck, Barmuda Companies, Cedar Falls

Jeanine Buckingham, Orchestrate Hospitality, Des Moines

Charlie Campbell, Performance Food Group, Rock Island, IL

Mark Doll, Doll Distributing LLC, Des Moines

Kurt Friese, Devotay, Iowa City

Sam Jennison, Drake Restaurant, LLC., Burlington

Windy Kalmes, Kalmes Enterprises, St. Donatus

Jake Kendall, Culver's Restaurant, Cedar Rapids

Troy Leibold, Ludovissy and Associates, Dubuque

Sarah Prtichard, Table 128 Bistro + Bar, Clive

Mike Rastrelli, Rastrelli’s Restaurant, Clinton

Jean Thompson, The Urban Grill, Urbandale

Jeremy Thompson, Sazerac Co., Des Moines

Scott Vermillion, Martin Bros. Distributing Co., Cedar Falls

Mike Volrath, Heartland Payment Systems, Pleasant Hill

Amy Walsh, Mickey's Irish Pub, Waukee

Clay Willey, Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Altoona