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President:  Mike McCarthyMike McCarthy

(314) 539-4704

     Mike McCarthy is the President of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis. Mike began his career in 1979 with the Missouri Pacific Railroad in its Engineering Department and transitioned into Transportation Management in 1990. He has held various positions including Trainmaster, Director of Terminal Operations, Sr. Director of Dispatching, Superintendent and General Superintendent of Transportation. In 2003 he accepted the position of General Manager at The Alton and Southern Railroad until taking his current post. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from Truman State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Rockhurst College.

Chief Financial Officer:  Brent WoodBrent Wood

(314) 539-4745

     Brent Wood joined The Terminal Railroad on March 6, 2017 as CFO, with 33 years of experience in various roles in the coal and power industries, and a four year period in public accounting. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Wood practiced in public accounting in St. Louis in the audit group of Conner Ash & Company, PC. From 1986 through 2007, he served in various corporate and division accounting roles for Zeigler Coal Holding Company/Old Ben Coal Company, AEI Resources, and Peabody Energy. From 2007 to 2011, he served as treasurer and corporate controller for Prairie State Generating Company, a $5 billion coal fired power plant and mining facility, where he developed the accounting and finance function for the start-up operation. From 2011 to 2016 Brent served as treasurer and corporate controller for White Oak Resources, a $600M start longwall mining operation in Southern Illinois. He graduated summa cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University in 1983, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in accounting. He passed the CPA exam in 1983, later earning an MBA in Finance from Webster University in 1995. Mr. Wood is currently a member of the Illinois and Missouri Society of CPA’s, as well as the AICPA.

Director of Labor Relations:  Brad RaglandBrad Ragland

(618) 451-8430

     Brad is the Director of Labor Relations for the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis and also serves as the Designated Employee Representative of the federally mandated Drug and Alcohol program. He has been with the TRRA since 2001 and held positions as Trainmaster, Assistant Superintendent, Director of Logistics, and Transportation Superintendent. Brad started his railroad career in 1990 with the Norfolk Southern Railroad and served as a clerk, control operator, and yardmaster prior to accepting a position as Trainmaster in 1998. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Saint Louis University with an emphasis in Leadership and Change Management.

Chief Legal Officer, Director of Real Estate & Marketing:  Asim RazaAsim Raza

(314) 241-4729

     Asim S. Raza was appointed Chief Legal Officer, Director of Real Estate & Marketing in November 2011. Mr. Raza was previously General Counsel to a national wireless telephone retailer with multiple locations in the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Raza was in private legal practice in St. Louis, Missouri where he has assisted clients in all aspects of business transactions including corporate formation and liability protection, property acquisition and sale, lease drafting and negotiation on behalf of both Landlords and Tenants, and Section 1031 Tax-Free Exchanges. Mr. Raza earned his B.A./M.S. in Criminal Justice from The American University in Washington, D.C., his J.D. from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and his M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Chief Engineer:  Eric FieldsEric Fields

(618) 451-8428

     Eric is the Chief Engineer for the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis. Eric is a professional engineer with experience in bridge management systems and project management for large construction projects. Prior to joining Terminal Railroad in 2013, Eric was a Senior Project Manager for the Bi-State Development Agency and managed projects on the Cross County Metrolink Extension through St. Louis County, the Eads Bridge Rehabilitation over the Mississippi River, and maintained 19th century tunnels and structures as part of the Metrolink alignment. Eric has earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a law degree from Saint Louis University.

General Superintendent :  Adam MahlandtAdam Mahlandt

(618) 451-8440

     Adam is the General Superintendent for the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis and has been with the company since 1999. He has also held positions of Conductor, Crest Operator, Dispatcher, Yardmaster, and is a licensed Engineer. As a company officer he has held positions as a Trainmaster, Director of Train Operations, Assistant Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Dispatching, Director of Crew Management, and Director of Customer Service and Marketing. Adam started his railroad career as a conductor with the BNSF Railway in 1998. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Phoenix and holds a Masters in Management from Fontbonne University in St. Louis. Adam also served in the United States Army and is an Iraqi Freedom Combat Veteran.

Chief of Police:  Rick CrossRick Cross

(314) 539-4750

     Rick is the Chief of Police for the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis. Prior to joining the Terminal Railroad in 2015, Rick was with the Union Pacific Railroad for 13 years where he progressed through the police department ranks from Special Agent, Special Agent -Investigator and Senior Manager of Physical Security and Asset Protection to Division Director of Police Operations in El Paso, Texas. Prior to entering railroad service, he served 7 years as a police officer and detective with the Little Rock Police Department in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In 2010 he was a graduate of the FBI National Academy session 241 in Quantico, Virginia. Rick is also a United States Army veteran having served stateside and overseas.

Human Resources Manager:  Jessica KastenJessica Kasten

(314) 539-4705

     Jessica is the Human Resources Manager and Assistant to the President for the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis. She has been with TRRA since 2011 and has held various positions in the Clerical Department to include General Clerk, Crew Manager/Paymaster Clerk and Accounting/Inventory Clerk. Prior to entering railroad service, she spent 4 years in the Accounting Department for Farmers Insurance in Olathe, Kansas. Jessica has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration both from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.