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.


Darin Beck
Chairman of the Board
Barmuda Companies
Cedar Falls, IA

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

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

Mike Holms
Immediate Past Chair
Splash Seafood Bar & Grill/Jethro’s
Des Moines, IA

Robert Anderson
Director
Iowa Culinary Institute
Ankeny, IA

Alex Banasik
Director
Down Under Bar & Grill
Clive, IA

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

Steve Casteel
Director
Mid-States POS
Des Moines, IA

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

Sam Jennison
Director
Drake Restaurant LLC
Burlington, IA

Matt Johnson
Director
Barley’s Bar
Council Bluffs, IA

Kris Kay
Director
Go Fish Marina
Princeton, IA

Jake Kendall
Director
Culver's Restaurant
Cedar Rapids, IA

Brad Korkow
Director
Society Insurance
Fon du Lac, WI

Joe McConville
Director
Gusto Pizza Co.& Juniper Moon
Des Moines, IA

Christina Moffatt
Director
Creme Cupcake + Dessert
Des Moines, IA

Bret Petersen
Director
Martin Bros. Distributing Co., Inc.
Cedar Falls, IA

Bruce Petersen
Director
The Pump Haus
Cedar Falls, IA

Sarah Pritchard
Director
Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Clive, IA

Jeremy Thompson
Director
Sazerac Co.
Des Moines, IA

Amy Walsh
Director
Mickey’s Irish Pub
Waukee, IA