Mr. Uehran joined Heart of America Group in May of 2014 as an executive for Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse in West Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Uehran has been involved in Johnny’s brand development and has helped facilitate the opening of several Johnny’s locations. In his current role as Brand Leader, his principal focus is on the strategic operational development of the Johnny’s brand including menu development, cost controls, brand standards, staff development and franchise training and support. Mr. Uehran is a graduate from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in business finance.