James R. DeMatteis, CTB
James R. DeMatteis, CTBPresident
Jimmy has 40 years experience in the transportation and warehouse industries where he has worked as a warehouse manager, truck driver, distribution manager, retail sales and third party logistics provider. He joined his father, Jim Sr, at DMTB in 1984. He earned his CTB from the Transportation Intermediaries Association in 2000, at that time was the first CTB in Iowa and one of the first 500 in the country. He has been an active member of TIA since 1987 and has served on the board of directors since 2006.  He was TIAs first PAC Chairman and has won 6 industry advancement awards. Jimmy also serves on the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Iowa, The NORWALK Chamber of Commerce and the Polk County I club.
Jimmy is very passionate about his industry and especially the team he has the privilege to lead at DMTB.
James A. DeMatteis
James A. DeMatteisVice President/Founder

James A DeMatteis, “Jim Sr.,” started hauling produce in 1951. In 1960, he was a small fleet operator. In 1963, Jim Sr. ran a small fleet and became a Broker for exempt commodities.

In 1969, Jim Sr. partnered with Joseph T. Comito and his son Joseph M of Capital City Fruit, Inc. to start Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc.
Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc. was created with nothing to sell but service with integrity and a commitment to be one of the fastest pays in the industry. The company was a one-man operation until 1984, when James R DeMatteis, “Jimmy,” joined the company. In 1985, Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc. became a licensed Property Broker.

Our Valuable Team Members

Ben Batten, CTB
Ben Batten, CTBVice President of Sales & Marketing
Ben joined Des Moines Truck Brokers in 2004 and has experienced every phase of logistics in the positions held since then. He has earned the coveted Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) designation and was named to the Produce Business Class of 2013 Under Forty team. Ben has a seat on the Logistics Council with the United Fresh Produce Association and frequently represents DMTB at industry events.

Eric Davis, CTB
Eric Davis, CTBSenior Account Manager
After joining DMTB as an intern in the Summer of 2003, Eric completed his undergraduate degree in Transportation and Logistics from Iowa State University and started full time in 2004. He earned his CTB from the Transportation Intermediaries Association in 2010 and was awarded an Industry Advancement Award from TIA in 2011 and 2013.

Jim Walstrom, CTB
Jim Walstrom, CTBOperations Manager
Jim comes to Des Moines Truck brokers with over 13 years of experience in the transportation industry.  He is a graduate of the Iowa State University with a degree in Transportation and Logistics.  As Operations Manager Jim looks to foster growth at Des Moines Truck Brokers and help coach a talented group of Carrier Coordinators towards continued success.
Trent_McIntyre,Account Manager
Trent started with DMTB in August of 2009. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation and Logistics. Trent has over 12 years of experience in the Logistics Industry, and earned his CTB from the Transportation Intermediaries Association in March of 2012.
Whitney Tapia-DeMatteis, CTB
Whitney Tapia-DeMatteis, CTB
Whitney, as the granddaughter of founder James A DeMatteis, has been around the industry her whole life. She has been working full time for Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc since 2010. In December of 2013 she earned her CTB from the Transportation Intermediaries Association. Whitney is an Account Manager and also a Carrier Coordinator. She is married with two little girls.
Grant Steffen, CTB
Grant Steffen, CTBSr. Carrier Coordinator
While serving in the Marine Corp Reserve, Grant earned a degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012. His service in the Marines put him on the path to a career in logistics. He earned his CTB from the Transportation Intermediaries Association in 2014.
Dana Howard, CTB
Dana Howard, CTB
Dana graduated from Iowa State University in 2013 with a degree in Supply Chain Management.  In 2012 she interned with Des Moines Truck Brokers and started full time after graduation. 
Cameron Keller, CTB
Cameron Keller, CTBCarrier Coordinator
Cameron is a Transportation and Logistics graduate from Iowa State.  He has worked in Logistics for over 10 years and has plenty of experience with Produce transportation.  He is working towards earning his CTB from the Transportation Intermediaries Association.  He looks forward to a fruitful career with DMTB.
Vickie Doerr
Vickie DoerrAccounting
Vickie started with DMTB in July of 2008 bring 20 years of accounting experience. She is known as “the collector” to other staff members.
Randy Eilers
Randy EilersAccounting
Randy Eilers became part of the DMTB accounting duo in September 2013. He has been working in the bookkeeping/accounting field for several decades. After many years of night school, Randy earned his BA in Accounting in August of 2008. He is discovering that accounting in the trucking industry is very busy and challenging.
Denise Shannon
Denise ShannonAccounting
Raised in Newton, Denise has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa and 25 years of experience in county government, insurance and trucking industries. Denise once ran for county elected office, likes to make jewelry and silk flower arrangements and playing old rock tunes on the piano (badly). Denise and her husband John enjoy rural living in Jasper County. For an anniversary trip, they once traveled the roads and villages of Ireland and hope to go again someday. They have 2 married sons, 4 grandchildren, age 3 to 6 months, the last two being boy/girl twins.
Missy Hyde
Missy HydeExecutive Assistant
Missy started with Des Moines Truck Brokers in January of 2013.  This was a career change for Missy, she has been in the real estate business since 2010.  In addition to scheduling the driver’s pickups and deliveries, Missy is Jimmy’s assistant.
Paul Nesbit, CTB
Paul Nesbit, CTBCarrier Coordinator
Paul started working in logistics immediately after graduating from Grand View University in 2011. He brought with him two years industry experience when he joined DMTB in 2013, and he quickly proved to be a valuable asset to the team. Paul is known around the office as Mr. Early because he likes to come in and brew coffee before eight.
Brian Little, CTB
Brian Little, CTB
After spending the summer of 2013 as an intern in the transportation department at Capital City Fruit, Brian finished his undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management from the most prestigious school in the state, Iowa State University. After graduation he started full time in January of 2014.
John Paul Williams, CTB
John Paul Williams, CTBCarrier Coordinator
JP joined DMTB in June 2014 as a carrier coordinator. Earning his CTB through the Transportation Intermediaries Association, Williams is now certified. Originally from Pleasantville, IA, JP now lives in Carlisle, IA with his wife and two children. JP competed in wrestling throughout college bring a great work ethic and competitive attitude to the team.
Elizabeth Condit
Elizabeth Condit
Elizabeth graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and later joined Des Moines Truck Brokers in October of 2013.  In her role as a Client Services Specialist she hopes to continue providing support for the growing DMTB team!