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IGA Board Officers


Sharon Haselhoff, Chair
General Manager, Grand Falls Casino & Resort, Larchwood


Nancy Ballenger

Nancy Ballenger, Vice Chair
Vice President and General Manager; Isle of Capri Casino, Bettendorf


Janae Sternberg

Janae Sternberg, Secretary
VP of Finance; Harrah's Casino & Hotel and Horseshoe Casino & Bluffs Run Greyhound Park, Council Bluffs


Rob Higgins, Treasurer
General Manager; Catfish Bend Casino, Burlington


IGA Board Members


Paul Czak

General Manager; Ameristar Casino Hotel, Council Bluffs

Don Ostert

Don Ostert

General Manager; Casino Queen Marquette Inc.

Wendy Runde

Wendy Runde

General Manager; Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque

 

Scott Smith

General Manager; Diamond Jo Worth Casino, Northwood


Jim Franke

General Manager; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City


JC Reiger

VP & Assistant General Manager; Harrah's Casino & Hotel and Horseshoe Casino & Bluffs Run Greyhound Park, Council Bluff

Todd Connelly

Vice President, General Manager; Isle Casino Hotel
Waterloo


Dave Monroe

Vice President and General Manager; Lakeside Hotel Casino, Osceola


Ann Atkin

Senior VP of Operations/COO; Prairie Meadows, Altoona


Brian Rakestraw

General Manager; Q Casino & Hotel, Dubuque

Mo Hyder

Mo Hyder

General Manager; Rhythm City Casino, Davenport

Dan Franz

Dan Franz

General Manager; Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, Riverside


Rick Gilson

Director of Regulatory Compliance & Internal Audit; Wild Rose, Emmetsburg

Steve Nauman

General Manager; Wild Rose Clinton

Travis Dvorak

General Manager; Wild Rose Jefferson

IGA President

Wes Ehrecke

Wes Ehrecke, CAE, FASAE


Wes Ehrecke is the President and CEO of the Iowa Gaming Association, a position held since 2000. Ehrecke is a 40-year veteran in the association management profession. He's also held senior management or CEO positions in three other utility and banking associations.

Ehrecke is a graduate of Iowa State University. He has served on several foundation and professional boards as a director or officer including:

  • the Iowa State Parks Foundation
  • the Travel Federation of Iowa
  • the Iowa and American Societies of Association Executives
  • Iowa 4-H
  • American Gaming Association
  • ISU Greenlee School of Journalism Advisory Council
Wes has received several honors, including the Leadership for Iowa award, the ISAE Distinguished Executive award and the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s highest honor, the Meritorious Award.