Board of Directors

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 of Directors serves as the Association’s policy-making body and 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 contact Jessica Dunker at the Iowa Restaurant Association office. You may nominate yourself for consideration.


Mike Holms
Chairman of the Board
Splash Seafood Bar & Grill/Jethro’s
Des Moines, IA

Jeff Duncan
Chair of the Board Elect
Vivian's Diner & Drinks
Des Moines, IA

Matt Johnson
Immediate Past Chair
Barley’s Bar
Council Bluffs, IA

Ryan Achterhoff
Secretary Treasurer
Pizza Ranch, Inc.
Orange City, IA

Robert Anderson
Director
Iowa Culinary Institute
Ankeny, IA

Alex Banasik
Director
Down Under Bar & Grill
Clive, IA

Darin Beck
Director
Barmuda Companies
Cedar Falls, IA

Scott Carlson
Director
Court Ave Restaurant & Brewing Co.
Des Moines, IA

Steve Casteel
Director
Heartland Payment Systems
Des Moines, IA

Lauren Doll-Sheeder
Director
Doll Distributing LLC
Des Moines, IA

Kurt Friese
Director
Devotay
Iowa City, IA

Sam Jennison
Director
Drake Restaurant LLC
Burlington, IA

Kris Kay
Director
Go Fish Marina
Princeton, IA

Jake Kendall
Director
Culver's Restaurant
Cedar Rapids, IA

Sarah Pritchard
Director
Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Clive, IA

Mike Rastrelli
Director
Rastrelli’s Restaurant
Clinton, IA

Jeremy Thompson
Director
Sazerac Co.
Des Moines, IA

Scott Vermillion
Director
Martin Bros Disctributing Co., Inc.
Cedar Falls, IA

Amy Walsh
Director
Mickey’s Irish Pub
Waukee, IA

Clay Willey
Director
Prairie Meadows
Altoona, IA