Board of Commissioners
The Mid-America Port Commission is governed by a nine member board with three commissioners from each state. Two commissioners from each state are appointed b y the county board chairs form their respective state and the other is appointed by the Governor of their state. Illinois Commissioners are appointed from the Mid-America Intermodal Authority Port District which includes all 11 Illinois counties. Commissioners are allowed to serve two six-year terms.
Douglas H. Aeilts, Chairman
Mr. Aeilts is the CEO and General Manager of Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative which is comprised of eight Member-Distribution Cooperatives with five located in northeast Missouri and three in southeast Iowa.
Dan Wiedemeier, Vice Chairman
Iowa, Gubernatorial appointee
Mr. Wiedemeier is a Commissioner of the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport Authority, Vice Chair of the Great River Health Systems, and was appointed in 2011 to Iowa Governor Branstad's Transportation 2020 Citizen Advisory Commission.
Mike McLaughlin, Secretary / Treasurer
Mr. McLaughlin is retired and most recently executive director of Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials in Quincy, IL. He has also service more than 16 years as Adams County Board Chairman. He has been actively involved in economic development and officer of a number of state and regional organizations.
Mr. George was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa. He and his wife, Stephanie have been in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa for the last 15 years. They have 3 boys: Tayten is 8, Tanner is 6 and Ty is 4. He is currently a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Prior to that he was a banker for 16 years. He also worked as the Economic Development Director for the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission for 2 years. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Monmouth College, in Monmouth, Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an Executive Leadership Certificate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He owns and manages investment properties in the Henry County area in his free time. His family enjoys sports of all kinds, fishing and hunting.
He is the current President of the Southeast Iowa Regional Housing Authority, the current President of the Mount Pleasant Area Rec Center, past President and current member of the Mount Pleasant Kiwanis Club, He's also been on the Mount Pleasant Utility Board of Trustees for the last 11 years. He was also on the Monmouth College Alumni Board for 1 term.
Mr. Hinton is a self employed farmer in Lewis County, Missouri. He currently serves on the Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative board of directors.
Mr. Roderickis the Executive Director of the Pike and Scott County Farm Bureaus and the Two Rivers Farm Bureau Foundation. He received a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.
He currently serves on the boards of the Mid-America Intermodal Authority Port District and the National Waterways Conference. He is a commissioner on the Mid-America Port Commission representing Illinois.
Past leadership roles include Chairman of the Board of Illini Community Health Care System, Illini Community Hospital, and IHS Pharmacy; Vice-Chairman, BlessingCare Corporation; Treasurer, Illinois Council for Food and Agriculture Research (C-FAR), director of the Illini Community Health Care Foundation, Illinois 25x25 Coalition, Vice Chairman of the Community Foundation of Western Illinois and Northeast Missouri Pittsfield, Public Library and other community groups.
He is a graduate of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation program and is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.
He and his wife Betsy reside in Pittsfield, Illinois. They have four children and three grandsons.
Vice President / Relationship Manager at MIB (Midwest Independent Bank), Keokuk, Iowa. Experienced Community Bank and Holding Company Executive with demonstrated success in leadership. Strong professional with an ABA Graduate School in Banking Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Experienced in the financial and insurance industries, economic development arena, and engaged leadership with civic/non-profit boards. Joe has been involved in leadership with multiple economic development initiatives in various cities and states throughout his career. He continues to be very active in the tristate area serving in a wide variety of organizations that emphasize bettering the geographic area.
Missouri, Gubernatorial appointee
Senior Vice President-Preconstruction Services-mechanical contractor serving over 15 states. Over 37 years’ experience industrial construction including, but not limited to dust collection, thermal oxidizers, combustion system installations, NESHAP compliance installations, fabrication and erection of Industrial process and material handling systems for agricultural, mining (above and below ground) and manufacturing. Managed various terminal system installations for both barge and rail. Waste treatment system fabrication and installations.
Former small business owner and farmer. Certified in Mine Safety and Health Administration and OSHA. Licensed pipefitter, sheet metal worker and universal refrigerant work.
Community service includes: Past President High Ridge Rotary; Paul Harris Fellow; Past treasurer, Northwest Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce; Jefferson County Council, 2010-2014; Past board member Associated Builders and Contractors, Heart of America Chapter; Past Board Member University of Missouri-Jefferson County Extension Council; Cofounder-Highway 30 foundation; Board member-Jefferson County Bicentennial committee
Graduate Ranken Technical college 1980.