Brent Gaines

Senior Vice President

Brent joined Heartland in February 2021 and is focused on marketing and management of Heartland’s barge and equipment brokerage divisions. He has 17 years of experience in the marine industry across several different disciplines.

Prior to joining Heartland, Brent spent 7 years on insurance side of the industry as a broker with McGriff, Seibels & Williams in St. Louis. Before that, he spent 10 years in various roles at James Marine Inc. including General Manager of Tennessee Valley Towing, Paducah River Fuel Service, and James Fleet. Brent has a BS in Biology from the University of Kentucky.