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Leadership

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Leadership

Bi-State Development is an interstate compact agency existing pursuant to an agreement between the states of Missouri and Illinois and created by an act of the United States Congress. Our business operations include the Gateway Arch Riverfront, Metro Transit, St. Louis Downtown Airport, Regional Freight District, and Bi-State Development Research Institute. We are dedicated to progress in the St. Louis region.

President & CEO

John Nations is President & Chief Executive Officer of Bi-State Development of the Missouri Illinois Metropolitan District. Click here for the full bio.

Board of Commissioners

Bi-State Development (BSD) is governed by the Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners, which is responsible for the overall leadership and policy direction for BSD.

The Board is comprised of five members from Missouri and five from Illinois. Missouri Board members are appointed by the governor of Missouri. In Illinois, the Chairman of the Board for both St. Clair and Madison Counties appoint their representatives.

Members of the Board serve their terms without compensation and must be a resident voter of their state, as well as reside within the bi-state metropolitan region.

To learn more about each Commissioner, see their bio listed below:

Michael Buehlhorn Treasurer IllinoisMichael Buehlhorn
Treasurer
Illinois
Constance Gully Constance Gully
Vice Chair
Missouri
David Dietzel David Dietzel
Chairman
Illinois
Aliah Holman Aliah Holman
Secretary
Missouri
Jeffrey Watson Jeffrey Watson
Commissioner
Illinois
Irma Golliday Irma Golliday
Commissioner
Illinois
Vincent Schoemehl Vincent Schoemehl
Commissioner
Missouri
Vernal Brown Vernal Brown
Commissioner
Missouri
Justin Zimmerman Justin Zimmerman
Commissioner
Illinois