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Leadership

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, St. Louis Regional Freightway, and Bi-State Development Research Institute. We are dedicated to progress in the St. Louis region.

President & CEO

Photo: Taulby Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer | Bi-State DevelopmentTaulby Roach is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bi-State Development. As the President and CEO, Roach oversees an organization that is a catalyst for economic growth and development in the St. Louis region, with more than 2,500 employees, an operational budget of $369 million and a three-year capital budget of $726 million, and five business enterprises: Metro Transit, Gateway Arch Riverfront, St. Louis Downtown Airport, St. Louis Regional Freightway, and Bi-State Development Research Institute.

Read Taulby’s 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.

Learn more about each Commissioner below.


Justin Zimmerman - Commissioner, IllinoisJustin Zimmerman
Secretary
Illinois

Michael Buehlhorn - Treasurer, IllinoisMichael Buehlhorn
Vice Chair
Illinois

Constance GullyConstance Gully
Chair
Missouri

Aliah HolmanAliah Holman
Treasurer
Missouri

Vernal Brown - Commissioner, MissouriVernal Brown
Commissioner
Missouri

Herbert Simmons - Commissioner, IllinoisHerbert Simmons
Commissioner
Illinois

Rose Windmiller - Commissioner, MissouriRose Windmiller
Commissioner
Missouri

Irma Golliday - Commissioner, IllinoisIrma Golliday
Commissioner
Illinois

Derrick Keith Cox - Commissioner, IllinoisDerrick Cox
Commissioner
Illinois

Fred P. PestelloFred P. Pestello
Commissioner
Missouri