Position: Director of Hospitality
Hospitality Director Clay Willey, a lifelong resident of eastern Polk County, joined Prairie Meadows in May 2008. A past president and board member of the Iowa Restaurant Association, Clay is a certified Foodservice Management Professional having won multiple menu design awards. He is a graduate of Southeast Polk High School and he attended the University of Houston College of Restaurant and Hotel Management. Previous to Prairie Meadows, Clay was a general manager of the Heart of America Restaurants and Inns, owner of Clay’s Restaurant, and part owner of the local Union 76 Auto/Truckstop. He is a member of the East Polk Rotary Club and he has been active in Junior Achievement. Clay and Connie Willey have a daughter, two sons, and four grandchildren. His hobbies include music, playing the drums, home remodeling, golf, and spending time with his grandchildren.