Dennis Wilmsmeyer was appointed Executive Director on July 1, 2010, prior to which he served 11 years with the Port District, six as General Manager. With over 30 years of experience, Dennis brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table in the areas of transportation, planning, and economic development.
His responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations, developing the Port’s 1,200-acre industrial park and business campus, redeveloping a former military logistics center, marketing the many benefits of river, rail, and road transportation, the Port and its numerous tenants, and attracting new tenants to the property.
He credits the enormous success of the Port’s growth and development to a dedicated team of 40 employees and 6 board members all working toward a common goal of bringing business to southwestern Illinois.
Boards & Associations:
Past President & Chairman of the Inland Rivers Ports & Terminals Assoc.
Member of the USDOT Marine Transportation
Former board member of the National Waterways Conference
Board member of the World Trade Center-St. Louis
Board Member and Member of the Executive Advisory Committee of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois
Marketing Chairman of the St. Louis Regional Freightways
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