Mark Joseph brings more than 30 years of experience in public transportation across the world as the leader of Transdev Americas, with responsibility for both North and South America. Under his leadership,, Transdev has grown into the largest multi-modal transportation company in the Americas and has built a brand that represents a commitment to safety, passenger satisfaction and reliability the company has workforce of 24,000 and operates some 200 contracts for cities, counties, airports and universities.
Mark is a leader in the company’s transition into a new era of digital innovation and is expanding a suite of technology tools and programs that represent new opportunities in mobility. An entrepreneur and innovator, Mark is passionate about improving quality of life and economic growth in cities and communities through well-designed, multi-modal public transportation. He is committed to values-based leadership, and leads his teams with a focus on safety, superior operational performance, entrepreneurship and integrity. He is dedicated to building genuine partnerships with clients, employees, labor unions and the disabled community.
Mark joined Yellow Cab of Baltimore in the late 1970s as President and grew the company into the city’s leading taxi company with 600 taxicabs. By the late 1980’s, he had transformed Yellow Cab into Yellow Transportation - the leading diversified regional transportation company in Baltimore/Washington, D.C. with taxi, bus, trolley, shuttle, private sedan and paratransit operations. Yellow Transportation was recognized nationally for its efficiency, innovation and customer service, and was a key partner to the Mayor of Baltimore in the historic renewal of the downtown and inner harbor areas.
In 2001 Connex, a predecessor company of Transdev, acquired Yellow Transportation. Mark was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Connex in 2004 and Vice-Chairman and CEO of Transdev North America in 2006. He also serves on the global Executive Committee of Transdev.
Mark has served as president of the leading trade association for the taxi and paratransit industry (the TLPA) and founding member and past chairman of the Washington D.C. chapter of the prestigious Young Presidents’ Organization. He served as Chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Privatization for the State of Maryland, and held a number of gubernatorial appointments, including committees on insurance, tourism and economic development.
Mark has served on numerous Boards of Directors of public, private and non-profit organizations. He lectures regularly at the Wharton Business School, Johns Hopkins, Cornell University and the Kennedy School at Harvard University.
Mark graduated from American University in Washington D.C. with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Political Science.