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IGA Board Officers


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


Janae Sternberg

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


Ann Atkin, Secretary
Senior VP of Operations/COO, Prairie Meadows, Altoona


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


Doug Fisher

General Manager, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City


Samir C. Mowad, Jr.

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


Nancy Ballenger

Vice President and General Manager, Isle of Capri Casino, Bettendorf

Todd Connelly

Vice President, General Manager; Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo

Dave Monroe

Vice President and General Manager; Lakeside Hotel Casino, Osceola


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.