IOWA GAMING ASSOCIATION
Mo Hyder Elected 2013 Iowa Gaming Association Board Chair
Mo Hyder, Vice President & General Manager, for Rhythm City, an Isle of Capri Casino property in Davenport, was elected Chairman of the Iowa Gaming Association, (IGA) for 2013 at its annual board of directors meeting. Hyder previously served as the Vice-Chairman and is the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the IGA.
Hyder is a 22 year veteran of the gaming industry. In addition to his current position, he has served as the Vice President & General Manager for Isle of Capri Casinos property in Bettendorf. During his tenure, Hyder has held several key financial management positions with prominent organizations, including Vice President of Finance at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino.
Wes Ehrecke, IGA President and CEO noted that strong leadership for the industry would continue with Hyder replacing Joe Massa as IGA Chair. "Mo has extensive experience in the gaming industry and takes an active role in the communities he has worked in," said Ehrecke. "He has served on the IGA board in various leadership roles for the past several years and his many years of casino management and financial expertise make him well qualified to lead the Association as its Chair," Ehrecke said.
Hyder is an active business community leader. He currently serves on several boards, including Junior Achievement, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, Scott County Family Y and Downtown Davenport Partnership. He also Chair's and serves on several committees including the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce's Audit & Finance Committee, Community Affairs Committee and Downtown Davenport Business Retention & Recruitment Committee along with the Davenport Community School District's Resource Allocation Committee. Hyder holds two Master's degrees, an MBA and Master's in Computer Information Technology. He received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA. Hyder calls the Quad Cities home where he enjoys spending time with his wife and five sons, volunteering in the community, traveling and boating.
Other Officers elected include:
Vice Chair: Gary Palmer, President and CEO, Prairie Meadows Casino, in Altoona
Treasurer: Kim Pang, General Manager, Diamond Jo Worth Casino, Northwood
Secretary: Tom Timmons, Vice President of Operations; Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Emmetsburg and Clinton
Other board members elected during the recent IGA annual meeting of members include:
Monty Terhune, General Manager, Ameristar Casino, Council Bluffs
Lance George, General Manager, Argosy Casino, Sioux City
Jerry Baum, General Manager; Catfish Bend Casino, Burlington
Todd Moyer, General Manager; Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque
Joe Massa, COO Kehl Management; Grand Falls Casino, Larchwood
Bo Guidry, General Manager; Horseshoe Casino & Greyhound Park, Council Bluffs
Janae Sternberg, Vice President of Finance; Harrah's Casino & Hotel Council Bluffs
Nancy Ballenger, General Manager; Isle of Capri Casino, Bettendorf
Bari Richter, General Manager, Isle of Capri Casino, Waterloo
Bill Gustafson, General Manager, Lady Luck Casino, Marquette
Bob Thursby, General Manager, Lakeside Casino, Osceola
Jesus Aviles, President, Mystique Casino, Dubuque
Tim Bollmann, General Manager; Wild Rose Casino, Clinton
For more information, click on the IGA Leadership page under the What is the IGA section.
The IGA is an advocate for its members acting as a viable part of the state's economy and adding value to the entertainment and tourism industry. The IGA's members are: Ameristar Casino Hotel - Council Bluffs; Argosy Casino - Sioux City; Catfish Bend Casino - Burlington; Diamond Jo Casino - Dubuque; Diamond Jo Worth Casino - Northwood; Grand Falls Casino - Larchwood; Harrah's Casino Hotel - Council Bluffs; Horseshoe Casino & Bluffs Run Greyhound Park - Council Bluffs; Isle of Capri Casino - Bettendorf; Isle of Capri Casino - Waterloo; Lady Luck Casino - Marquette; Lakeside Casino - Osceola; Mystique - Dubuque; Prairie Meadows - Altoona; Rhythm City Casino - Davenport; Riverside Casino and Golf Resort - Riverside; Wild Rose Casino - Clinton and Wild Rose Casino - Emmetsburg.
(Contact: Wes Ehrecke, President & CEO Iowa Gaming Association 515-229-5056 email@example.com)