Executive Profiles

President, Chief Financial Officer:  Brent WoodBrent Wood

(314) 539-4745

     Brent Wood was named President of The Terminal Railroad on March 18, 2022 and serves as both President and CFO. Brent first joined TRRA in March of 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 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.

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.