Mark Campbell is a 1981 graduate of Brownwood High School. His parents, Jimmie and Nancy Campbell, are native residents, as well. Campbell recalls going to Mrs. Lamb’s kindergarten and he went through the BISD, attending Woodland Heights Elem., Northwest Elem., and Brownwood Junior and Senior High.

In high school, Campbell participated in football, track, and choir, and met his future wife, Kathy Thomas.

After graduation, he attained a BBA in Real Estate and Finance. Unlike many, Mark chose his career early in life and has remained on that path.

“Real estate has always been challenging and rewarding,” he said, “and I could not imagine ever doing anything else.”

Just recently celebrating their 25th anniversary, the Campbells were married in 1988, at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Brownwood. Kathy was a 1982 graduate of BHS and was the Football Sweetheart for the 1981 State Champion Lions. She attended Baylor University fours years and graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. For the past 15 years, Kathy has worked as a Physical Therapist for BISD.

The couple has two daughters. Callie is 18, a 2013 graduate of Early High School, and freshman at Texas Tech, majoring in Pre-Dentistry. Courtney, 21, graduated from EHS in 2010 and is a senior at Texas A&M as an English major.

While attending Baylor University, Campbell was employed with the Kelly Co., and opened a real estate firm on campus.

“We specialized in student housing,” Campbell said, “and managed, leased, and sold apartments, condominiums, and homes.”

Upon graduation, he worked for Coldwell Banker Commercial in Fort Worth for three years, specializing in retail leasing and brokerage. From there, Campbell moved to Jim Daniels and Associates in Fort Worth, appraising all types of real estate properties for three years.

In 1992, Campbell returned to Brownwood and worked in real estate. In 1996 he opened his current firm, Coldwell Banker, Mark Campbell and Associates, now located at 1900 Austin Ave. Campbell’s firm is home to 11 award-winning agents and the office manager. They have been first in residential sales and listings in Brownwood, for the past five years.

Campbell and his family continue to support BISD and EISD, as well as the entire Brown County community, personally and through their business. One of his most visible projects is the annual distribution of about 5,000 flags, which he, his staff, and associates conduct each July 4th. During the day, and after his treating the flag crews to a hamburger dinner on the office lawn, dozens of friends and family members fan out across Brownwood and Early, placing free flags in yards, commemorating Independence Day.

He has been a sponsor of the Brownwood Reunion, since its inception, and, along with others, has organized the Hands On A House competition for most of those events.

Campbell is a past president of the Brownwood Board of Realtors, current president of the Brown County Water Improvement District, past board member of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

“I love Brownwood,” Campbell said, “There is no better place to live and raise a family.

“Brownwood has everything an outdoor enthusiast can ask for, including a great lake, great deer, dove, and turkey hunting, two great golf courses, and great local sports.”