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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

Jim Franke

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.