Wilmsmeyer’s responsibilities at the Port District include managing day-to-day operations, developing the Port’s 1,200-acre industrial park and business campus, redeveloping a former military base, marketing the many benefits of the Port, attracting new tenants to the property and retaining their numerous current tenants. The Port has grown from 12 tenants in 2001 to over 75 tenants today.
Wilmsmeyer credits the enormous success of the Port District’s growth and development to a dedicated team of 30 employees all working toward a common goal of bringing business to southwestern Illinois.
Wilmsmeyer currently serves on the boards of the National Waterways Conference, Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals, World Trade Center-St. Louis, and Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois. He is active in several community organizations and his church.