Mike McCarthy is the president of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis. McCarthy began his career in 1979 with the Missouri Pacific Railroad in its engineering department and transitioned into transportation management in 1990. He has held various positions including trainmaster, director of terminal operations, senior director of dispatching, superintendent and general superintendent of transportation. In 2003, McCarthy accepted the position of general manager at the Alton and Southern Railroad until taking his current post. McCarthy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology from Truman State University and a Master’s in business administration from Rockhurst College.