Mark Branch, Transportation Director Fairfield CSD
I grew up in a small town in Illinois working at my dad's body shop painting and repairing anything that would fit in his shop. In my early 20's, I decided to be an over-the-road trucker. I then went from driving to owning and operating a small trucking company while also working as a diesel mechanic full time for a major Freightliner truck dealership working my way up to service manager. Over the years
I have obtained several certifications, that include ASE heavy truck; all major diesel engines, along with drive train rebuild certification. When I had my own shop that is when I started working on school buses regularly and was introduced to school transportation. I then went from maintaining a bus fleet for a school to becoming a transportation director. Once you get the big yellow bus bug, you are hooked. You just fall in love with all aspects of the job.
I have been working as a transportation director for the last 20 years, and one of the highlights is working with an awesome team of people. I have the best wife and friend of 26 years; My wife Janet and I have a combined family of 3 kids, and 7 grandchildren. We enjoy camping, fishing, and finding new places to explore. With my 40 plus years of experience in the transportation industry.