OUR LEADERS

Prairie Meadows operates as a public nonprofit, dedicated to lessening the burden of government by raising funds for charitable organizations and community improvement projects. Prairie Meadows is managed locally and overseen by a board of directors. This approach has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in profits remaining in Iowa and Polk County.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Committee

Kurt Rasmussen

Board Position: Chair, Executive Committee
Represents: Prairie Meadows At-Large
Term Expires: November 2021

Gerry Neugent

Board Position: Vice Chair, Executive Committee
Represents: Prairie Meadows At-Large
Term Expires: November 2019

Suku Radia

Board Position: Secretary, Executive Committee
Represents: DM Partnership
Term Expires: November 2019

Michael Gartner

Board Position: Executive Committee
Represents: Polk County
Term Expires: November 2019

Mary Simon

Board Position: Executive Committee
Represents: Prairie Meadows At-Large
Term Expires: November 2020

Board of Directors

Dennis Albaugh

Board Position: Board Member
Represents: Horsemen
Term Expires: November 2020

Bob Chittenden

Board Position: Board Member
Represents: Prairie Meadows At-Large
Term Expires: November 2019

Mark Cooper

Board Position: Board Member
Represents: Labor
Term Expires: November 2020

John Irving

Board Position: Board Member
Represents: Greater Des Moines Partnership non-voting
Term Expires: November 2019

Marty Martin

Board Position: Board Member
Represents: Prairie Meadows At-Large
Term Expires: November 2021

Gene Meyer

Board Position: Board Member non-voting
Represents: Greater Des Moines Partnership non-voting
Term Expires: November 2019

Lisa Moody-Tunks

Board Position: Board Member
Represents: Polk County
Term Expires: November 2019

Karen Novak Swalwell

Board Position: Board Member
Represents: Polk County
Term Expires: November 2020

Bob O'Hollearn

Board Position: Board Member
Represents: Taxpayers
Term Expires: November 2021

Susan Voss

Board Position: Board Member
Represents: Polk County
Term Expires: November 2021
 

PERSONNEL

     

Gary Palmer

President/CEO

Ann Atkin

Senior Vice President/COO

 

Brad Rhines

Senior Vice President/CSO

     

Elaine Castelline

Vice President Finance/CFO

 

Derron Heldt

Vice President Racing

Eddie Llambias

Vice President Casino Operations

     

Clint Pursley

Vice President Security

Michele Wilkie

Vice President Human Resources

Clay Willey

Vice President Hospitality

Prairie Meadows Corporate Management

   
 

Dawn Brandt

Director of Cash Operations

Kevin Brannen

Director of Surveillance

Tony Guzman

Director of Information Technology

   
 

 Jake Hedgecock

Director of Security

Polly Loneman

Director of Marketing

Julie Stewart

Director of Community Relations

 
 
 



Dustin VandeWeerd

Director of Facilities

Scott Doup

Assistant Director of Accounting

Sheri Hansen

Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

 

 
 



Garrick Mallory

Assistant Director of Pari-mutuels

Pam Nash

Assistant Director of Facilities

Tony Stork

Assistant Director of Information Technology


 

 


Rod Suhr

Assistant Director of Table Games

Angie Vandehaar

Assistant Director of Slot Operations

Tu Tran

Director of Hotel Operations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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