Mark Joseph is an accomplished business and civic leader. He has over 30 years of leadership experience in public transportation in Maryland, as well as across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland.
As CEO, Mark has built Transdev into the largest multi-modal transportation company in North America, operating bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle and taxi companies under contract to 200 cities, counties, airports and universities. Under Mark’s leadership, the company has grown significantly through new contracts and lines of business, as well as acquisitions, and renewals of existing contracts. Transdev todayhas 17,000 employees and 3,000 independent contractors in North America.
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. Mark is committee 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 Yellow Transportation was acquired by Connex, the predecessor company to Transdev. Mark was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Connex in in 2004 and Vice-Chairman and CEO of Veolia Transportation (now Transdev North America) in 2006. He serves on the global Executive Committee of Transdev.
Mark was 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.