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.


Amy Walsh
Incoming Chairman
Mickey’s Irish Pub
Waukee, IA

Alexis Lundgren
Director
Trackside Bar & Grill
Peosta, IA

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

Christina Moffatt
Director
Creme Cupcake + Dessert
Des Moines, IA

Doug Goettsch
Director
Big Grove Brewery
Iowa City, IA

Jeanine Buckingham
Director
Orchestrate Hospitality
Des Moines, IA

Jake Kendall
Immediate Past Chair
Culver's Restaurant
Cedar Rapids, IA

Jeremy Thompson
Director
Sazerac Co.
Des Moines, IA

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

Kris Kay
Secretary/Treasurer
Go Fish Marina
Princeton, IA

Kyle Dehmlow
Director
Whiskey Road

Matt Johnson
Director
Barley’s Bar
Council Bluffs, IA

Millisa Reynolds
Director
Okoboji Events
Okoboji, IA

Paul Kay
Director
Parkside Brewing Company
Burlington, IA

Robyn McSheehy
Director
Trostel's Greenbriar
Johnston, IA

Ross Groeneweg
Director
Pizza Ranch
Orange City, IA

Russell Vannorsdel
Director
Fridley Theatres
Des Moines, IA

Sarah Pritchard
Director
Sunday Night Foods
Clive, IA

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

Steve Casteel
Director
Payteva
Des Moines, IA

Zeph Leaton
Director
Riverside Casino and Gold Resort
Riverside, IA