“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


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Ex-Officio Members

Walt Williams
Program Coordinator – Madison County Comm. & Econ Development

Elizabeth Ahearn
Director – USDOC-ITA, U.S. Commercial Service

Roberta Gibson
Commercial Banking Relationship Mgr. – Regions Bank

Tracy Glenn
Southwest Region Manager – Office of Regional Econ Development ILDCEO

Kim Hamilton, IDOA
International Marketing Representative – IL Dept of Agriculture

Han Ko

Edie Koch
Executive Director – Monroe County EDC

Ryan Langdon, IMEC
Regional Manager – IL Manufacturing Excellence Center

Margo Markopoulos 
Director – Illinois Office of Trade and Investment

Donna Richter
CEO – Southern Illinois Builders Association

Nathalie Scharf
Director – USDOC-ITA U.S. Commercial Service STL MO

Rick Stubblefield
Executive Director – St. Clair County IGD/Economic Development

Dave Tanzyus
Administrator – Madison County Comm. & Econ Development

Silvia Torres
Director – International Trade Center-SIUE

Robbie Williams
Grant Administrator FTZ #31 – America’s Central Port