Hummingbird Firm

Christian Braneon

Technical Expertise




DR. CHRISTIAN V. BRANEON is the Chief Technology Officer at Hummingbird where he provides technical expertise with a specialty in water and green infrastructure. He uses his broad background to assist with plain language translation of technical documents and for the development of strategic communications in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.

He previously served as faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) where he was the Assistant Director of the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain (CSLS). As Assistant Director of CSLS, Christian developed and oversaw the process of incorporating service learning and community engagement into courses and co-curricular programs across campus, and established systems for partnering with nonprofit, industry, and government organizations in ways that are mutually beneficial for partners and the Georgia Tech community.

Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he worked in USEPA Region 4’s Office of Environmental Justice and Sustainability. During his tenure at USEPA, Christian served as Co-Director of USEPA’s inaugural Environmental Justice Academy for community leaders and also led regional community engagement efforts associated with the Clean Power Plan in four states. Prior to joining USEPA, he worked as an engineering consultant specializing in water resources engineering, climate change assessments, and sustainability.

Christian earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. Christian also earned a BS in Applied Physics from Morehouse College.

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We owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Christian Braneon for developing this relationship with Georgia Tech. Without his organizational acumen, this pro bono consulting would never have happened !!! Thank you Christian !!!!!!
— John Miller, II, P.E. | Co-Chair, DeKalb Watershed Capital Improvement Program Advisory Group
Many challenges that communities face are deeply rooted and difficult to resolve without the concerted effort and active participation of all relevant stakeholders.