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.


Jake Kendall
Chairman of the Board
Culver's Restaurant
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

Amy Walsh
Secretary/Treasurer
Mickey’s Irish Pub
Waukee, IA

Jeff Duncan
Immediate Past Chair
Giordano's
West Des Moines, IA

Ryan Achterhoff
Director
Pizza Ranch, Inc.
Orange City, IA

Alex Banasik
Director
Down Under Bar & Grill
Clive, IA

Darin Beck
Director
Paramount Barco
Cedar Falls, IA

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

Steve Casteel
Director
Payteva
Des Moines, IA

Kyle Dehmlow
Director
Whiskey Road

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

Doug Goettsch
Director
Big Grove Brewery
Iowa City, IA

Mike Holms
Director
McAllister's Deli
Des Moines, IA

Matt Johnson
Director
Barley’s Bar
Council Bluffs, IA

Paul Kay
Director
Parkside Brewing Company
Burlington, IA

Kris Kay
Director
Go Fish Marina
Princeton, IA

Zeph Leaton
Director
Riverside Casino and Gold Resort
Riverside, IA

Alexis Lundgren
Director
Trackside Bar & Grill
Peosta, IA

Christina Moffatt
Director
Creme Cupcake + Dessert
Des Moines, IA

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

Sarah Pritchard
Director
Sunday Night Foods
Clive, IA

Millisa Reynolds
Director
Okoboji Barz, Inc.
Okoboji, IA

Jeremy Thompson
Director
Sazerac Co.
Des Moines, IA

Russell Vannorsdel
Director
Fridley Theatres
Des Moines, IA