John Brakebill

Biography

John Brakebill is the Deputy Director of the Water Mission Area (WMA) Integrated Modeling and Prediction Division. John provides leadership and management skills for a diverse group of multi-disciplinary researchers, scientists, data analysists, and modelers responsible for developing, maintaining, and applying integrated, interdisciplinary water modeling predictions and forecasts using state-of-the-art enterprise approaches and systems. He previously served as an Associate Director in the Maryland-Delaware-DC Water Science Center where he spent the first 32 years of his career gaining experience in regional and national scale surface-water transport modeling (SPARROW), supervision and management, GIS analysis and applications, and geospatial data development. John also has served as a USGS mentor and is a facilitator for the USGS Leadership Intensive course. He enjoys playing USTA tennis, grilling (and eating), coaching youth sports, and cheering for Ravens football and Orioles baseball.