OUR COMPANY

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.

PERSONNEL

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Gary Palmer

President/CEO

Ann Atkin

Senior Vice President/COO

Michele Wilkie

Senior Vice President Administration

 

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Elaine Castelline

Vice President Finance/CFO

 

Clint Pursley

Vice President Security 

 

Derron Heldt

Vice President Racing

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Eddie Llambias

Vice President Casino Operations

 

Julie Stewart

Vice President Community Relations

 

Prairie Meadows Corporate Management

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Dawn Brandt

Director of Cash Operations

Kevin Brannen

Director of Surveillance

Tony Guzman

Director of Information Technology

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Sheri Hansen

Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

Jake Hedgecock 

Director of Security

David Kohler

Director of Food & Beverage

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Gina Vitiritto

Director of Human Resources

Garrick Mallory

Assistant Director of Pari-Mutuels

Rod Suhr

Director of Casino Operations

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Tu Tran

Director of Hotel Operations

Chip Walters

 Director of Facilities 

Carl Eskridge

Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

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Ryan Secrest

Assistant Director of Conference Operations

Cheryl Tuttle

 Director of Finance

Scott Vuko

Director of Marketing

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Committee

 

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 Suku Radia

Chair

 Dennis Albaugh

Vice Chair

 Gerry Neugent

Past Chair
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 Bob Chittenden

At-Large Member

 Mary Simon

Secretary

Board of Directors

 

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John Irving

Board Member

Marty Martin

Board Member

 Bob O'Hollearn

Board Member
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Susan Voss

Board Member

 Marta Codina

Board Member

Frank Marasco

Board Member
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 Ken Sagar

Board Member

 Danny Homan

Board Member

 Linda Grandquist

Board Member
     

Dr. Steven Neville

Board Member