Stephen G. Branscum
Group Vice President, Coal Business
Stephen G. Branscum currently serves as group vice president of BNSF's coal business group. Previously, he served as group vice president of consumer products from 1999 to 2013 after serving as BNSF’s vice president of intermodal marketing from July 1996. He began his career with the former Santa Fe in 1980 in the industrial engineering department where he held various positions in Cleburne, Texas, as well as Kansas City and Topeka, Kansas. In 1989, Branscum was named general director of intermodal planning and control in Chicago, Illinois, when the intermodal business unit was formed. He moved to intermodal equipment utilization in 1991 and was appointed assistant vice president of intermodal equipment and hub operations in 1992 and assistant vice president of intermodal hub operations in January 1996. Branscum received a BS in industrial engineering from New Mexico State University in 1979. He has completed graduate studies at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and Washburn University at Topeka, Kansas.