Nancy Ballenger

Vice President and General Manager

Isle Casino Hotel, Bettendorf, Iowa 

Nancy Ballenger  is Vice President and General Manager of the Isle Casino Hotel, Bettendorf (an Eldorado Resorts property) having been in this role since April, 2008    Most recently, in 2016, she oversaw the Isle’s $60 million land-base renovation resulting in a new 35,000 square foot casino.  

Nancy also oversees the operation of the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center, a 40,000 square foot full-service state-of-the-art meeting, entertainment, and convention space, which is connected by skywalk to the Isle.   The Waterfront Convention Center was completed in 2009 and is owned by the City of Bettendorf and managed by the Isle.  

Nancy was recently awarded the Iowa Women Leaders in Gaming Founders Award in recognition of her leadership role and her significant impact to Iowa’s gaming industry.   She also actively serves on numerous boards in her community including the Downtown Bettendorf Organization, the Putnam Museum, the Scott County Family Y, and the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau.  

Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University; is a graduate of the Executive Development Program, University of Nevada; and a graduate of Tom McCarthy’s Hotel Professional Education Series.   She resides in Bettendorf with her daughter, Dana.