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EDWARDSVILLE — The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois announced it has added four new members to its board.
Representatives from Quality Testing and Engineering, Hayden Wrecking, Commerce Bank and Holland Construction Services are joining the Leadership Council in its mission to unite business, industry, government, education and labor for economic growth in Southwestern Illinois.
Quality Testing and Engineering Inc. President and owner Michael Widman founded the company in 2000 and will serve as the company’s representative on the Leadership Council. The company offers construction material testing, geotechnical services, Illinois Department of Transportation and Missouri Department of Transportation QA/QC material testing, environmental consulting, archaeological studies, wetland services, residential radon inspections and soil septic suitability studies. QTE’s corporate office is located in O’Fallon, Ill., and the organization has a regional office in Wentzville, Mo. Widman earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri- Rolla and is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois and Missouri.
Brian Hayden, co-owner of Hayden Wrecking, will serve as the company’s representative on the Leadership Council. Hayden Wrecking started in 1945 and is now a third-generation, family-owned, full-service demolition and asset recovery company. Headquartered in Washington Park, Hayden Wrecking handles projects for customers throughout the United States. Brian Hayden has been involved in the business for Hayden Wrecking since he was 14. Having served as laborer, estimator, project manager, accountant and now as business development and general manager, Hayden has experienced nearly every role at his own company. He is an alumnus of O’Fallon Township High School and received an accounting and finance degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Darryl R. Collins, executive vice president and St. Louis retail market director for Commerce Bank, will join Commerce Bank President Harlan “Skip” Ferry as a representative on the Leadership Council. As market director for the retail division of Commerce, Collins is responsible for the bank’s 52-branch network in the St. Louis Metro area. A Southwestern Illinois College alumnus, Collins received his associate’s degree in 1982, then moved on to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he earned his bachelor of science in business and mass communications in 1984, and returned to complete his MBA coursework in 2002.
Also adding an additional membership to the Leadership Council’s board is Holland Construction. Mike Marchal, president of Holland Construction Services Inc. since 2011, will accompany Bruce Holland, CEO and founder, as one of the firm’s representatives on the Leadership Council. Holland Construction Services is a construction management, general contracting and design/build firm based in Swansea, guided by the principle of delivering total customer satisfaction on every project. The company has been providing quality construction services throughout Illinois and Missouri since 1986, when it was founded by Bruce Holland.
In addition to the four new companies that have joined the Leadership Council, Ameren Illinois has also named George Justice, Director-Division VI, as one of the company’s new representatives. Justice serves electric and gas customers in the Metro East, as well as in Mount Vernon, Centralia, Marion, Carbondale, Anna, Harrisburg, Sparta and surrounding communities. He holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky and is a licensed professional engineer.
For information about The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, visit www.leadershipcouncilswil.com.