About Our Team

The Kehl Management team has decades of experience in successful casino management and development

Dan Kehl

Dan Kehl

CEO, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

CEO,Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort

CEO, Rhythm City Casino

Mr. Kehl has nineteen years of experience in the casino industry. Mr. Kehl is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the boards of Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, LLC and Grand Falls Casino Resort, LLC. Mr. Kehl was responsible for the start-up of both these companies and oversaw all aspects of the construction. Mr. Kehl served on the Catfish Bend’s Executive Management Committee on behalf of Kehl Development prior to its sale in 2006. From 1994 through 2002, Mr. Kehl served as General Manager of Catfish Bend Casinos, L.C., where his responsibilities included start-up of the project, overall management of the operations, the acquisitions and renovation of a new riverboat vessel and other gaming-related projects during his eight years of service to the Company. Mr. Kehl was the Boat Manager, Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Belle II, Inc., in Clinton, IA. In 1993, he was employed by Summit Riverboat Casinos in Reno, NV as Director of Marine Operations, which included responsibility for new site development and the study of casino operations for acquisition and expansion. Mr. Kehl started his career in the gaming industry with the opening of the United States’ first gambling cruise boat on the Dubuque Casino Belle, Inc., where he was a member of the development team and served in the capacity of boat manager. Mr. Kehl studied Public Relations at University of Northern Iowa.

Ken Bonnet

Ken Bonnet

COO, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

COO, Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort

COO, Rhythm City Casino

Mr. Bonnet is the Chief Operating Officer and Board Member for Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, LLC and for Grand Falls Casino Resort, LLC. Mr. Bonnet has experience working in both excursion boat operations and with casino boat operations. Mr. Bonnet was part owner and President of Robert’s River Rides Inc. From 1991 to 1992, Mr. Bonnet was Financial Accounting Manager and Controller of Dubuque Casino Belle, Inc. from 1992 to 1993, Mr. Bonnet was presidential assistant for an affiliated company, Dubuque Casino Belle, Inc. Mr. Bonnet was part owner and Property Manger of the Mississippi Belle II Inc until its sale in 2006. Mr. Bonnet received his BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and is a CPA.

Bobby Kehl

Bobby Kehl

Executive Director of Golf and Board of Director, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

Executive Director of Golf and Board of Director, Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort

Board of Directors, Grand Falls Casino Resort

Mr. Kehl has a depth of knowledge in the Iowa casino industry. Mr. Kehl serves as the Executive Director of Golf at Blue Top Ridge at Riverside and is a member of the Board of Directors at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, L.L.C. and at Lyon County Resort and Casino, L.L.C. Mr. Kehl started his career in the casino industry with the opening of the first casino riverboat the Dubuque Casino Belle, Inc. in 1991. Mr. Kehl served as General Manager of the Mississippi Belle II, Inc. in Clinton, IA from 1999 until its sale in 2006. Mr. Kehl is Chairman of the Board of the Savanna-Thomson State Bank with branches in Savanna, Thomson and Mt. Carroll, IL. Mr. Kehl graduated from the American Institute of Business in Business Administration and Accounting.

Joe Massa

Director of Special Projects, Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort, and Rhythm City Casino

Mr. Massa worked as the General Manager at Catfish Bend Casinos, L.C. from April 2002 to August 2005 when he was named General Manager of Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. In June of 2010 he was named Chief Operating Officer for both Riverside Casino and Golf Resort and Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort, assuming that responsibility as well for Rhythm City Casino in February of 2014. Mr. Massa’s experience in the Iowa gaming industry started in 1993 when he designed, built and managed CasinOmaha in Onawa, Iowa as General Manager until 1997. In October 1999 Mr. Massa was named General Manager of Lakeside Casino Resort in Osceola, Iowa where he opened the casino and worked until joining Catfish Bend. Mr. Massa was also the General Manager of three different casinos for Larita, Inc. operations in Deadwood, South Dakota and Flandreau, South Dakota from 1990 – 1994. Mr. Massa received his MBA in Finance and Administration from Northwestern University and a BS in Economics at the University of South Dakota.

Karlyn Ollendick

Chief Information and Compliance Officer, Riverside Casino

Chief Information and Compliance Officer, Grand Falls Casino

Chief Information and Compliance Officer, Rhythm City Casino

Ms. Ollendick served as the company’s Internal Auditor and Information Technology Director at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort from March of 2007, until July of 2010, when she assumed her position as Chief Information and Compliance Officer (CIO) of Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, Grand Falls Casino Resort, and most recently, assuming that responsibility as well for Rhythm City Casino in February of 2014.  Ms. Ollendick has worked in the gaming industry in the state of Iowa for over twenty years.  Prior to her work with Riverside Casino she worked for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for approximately twelve years, serving as a Director for the commission responsible for the regulation of racing and gaming in the State of Iowa, and prior to that she worked for Dubuque Greyhound Park and Casino.  Ms. Ollendick received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Loras College.

Why Kehl Management?

Keep it Local

Kehl Management understands the importance of keeping it local. In fact, it’s our business model. We understand the importance of keeping profits locally by partnering with local investors, investing back into communities, and remaining committed to quality customer service.

Record of Success

We have a record of successful world-class casino-resorts in Iowa. Our developments are completed on time and on budget. We understand the complexities of the gaming market in Iowa and, more importantly, along state lines. We also know the importance of continuing to innovate and reinvest in properties to continue providing guests with the best experience possible.

Maximize Potential in Key Markets

Our record of success has led to an understanding of how to capitalize on existing business and attract new customers from outside the market. Kehl Management is focuses on increasing guest loyalty and guest familiarity with our properties.