Ben Branham

COO & Managing Director
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Ben Branham joined Pythia as Managing Director and Chief Operations Officer in the summer of 2022. He previously served as Chief Communications Officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he drove the comprehensive rebranding of the bi-state agency and unabashedly fell in love with the new and improved LaGuardia Airport and led the rollout of its new terminals among many other transportation infrastructure projects across the region.

His background spans the public, private, and non-profit sectors where he has been fortunate to navigate the intersections of policy, infrastructure, innovation and sustainable growth. Branham formerly served in several senior roles in the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, including as Chief Strategy Officer of the City’s Economic Development Corporation.  He also was Executive Vice President of Edelman’s New York office, where he advised foundations, institutions, and Fortune 500 companies. He lives in Brooklyn with his family, has a deep affinity for vintage Pyrex and old typewriters, and will talk all things new airports and transportation policy to anyone who will listen.