“DNJ Intermodal Services specializes in the import and export of containerized shipments in and out of St. Louis and Upper Midwest. With close to 100,000 import and export shipments in 2017, International trade is the backbone of what we do.

Here at DNJ, any opportunity for local businesses to partner with The Southwest Illinois Trade & Investment Council is an opportunity not only to grow our respective businesses, but an opportunity for the region. We think that’s a win for everyone, and we highly recommend the Council.”

Matthew Freix
Regional Vice President
DNJ Intermodal Services




“International trade, particularly exporting, has had a significant, positive impact not only on our business but on the local transportation industry as well. Our industry has increased the number of drivers hired and equipment purchased to keep pace with an increased demand due to exporting. The amount of product moved via truck, rail and barge has been a huge benefit to our region.”

Brad Reinhardt
Giltner St. Louis
Madison, Illinois



Board of Directors

Sherry BrianzaPresident/FounderBrianza Sales & Marketing
Tim CantwellDirectorMid America Airport
Erick Dahl (Council Secretary)DirectorSt. Louis Downtown Airport
Robert EatonManaging PartnerDay and Night Solar
Bob ElmoreChairmanMonroe County Board of Commissioners
Craig EversmannPresidentMSSC
Glenn FournieVP OperationsROHO/Permobil
Paul JarzombekCOOLR International
Arijana HoormanManagerUnigroup Logistics
Mark KernChairmanSt. Clair County Board
David Kniepkamp (Council President)PresidentSmart Controls
Al LiVP Global Trade FinanceRegions Bank
David Miller Director St. Louis Regional Airport
Kurt PrenzlerChairmanMadison County Board
Herbert Roach (Council Vice President)MayorO'Fallon, City of
Paul Toskin (Council Treasurer)VP Trade Service GroupCommerce Bank
Ed WeilbacherDirectorKaskaskia Regional Port
Dennis Wilmsmeyer Executive DirectorAmerica's Central Port


Ex-Officio Members

Edie Koch, Monroe County EDC (proxy for Elmore)

Terry Beach, St. Clair County IGD (proxy for Kern)

Mark Spizzo, America’s Central Port (proxy for Wilmsmeyer)

James Arnold, Madison County Community Development (proxy for Prenzler)

Margo Markopoulos, Illinois Trade Office

Silvia Torres, International Trade Center-SIUE

Erika Kennet, SW Region ILDCEO

Kim Hamilton, IDOA

Elizabeth Ahern, USDOC-ITA, U.S. Commercial Service

Ryan Langdon, IMEC