Channing Baker

As President & Chief Operating Officer at Clayton Channing Consulting, Channing Baker leads the company’s Business development, project management, preconstruction, and overall project execution initiatives. He guides clients through complex problems, manages the design and construction phases, and oversees budgets and profitability for international and domestic clients ranging from governments to private developers. He communicates regularly with clients, identifying challenges and providing cost-effective solutions.

For 20 years, Channing has focused singularly on construction and project management. While completing his dual degree, he served as Assistant and Lead Design Engineer for both Global Green Tech Structures and SureCrete International, and subsequently worked with ThermaSteel Ltd. on product fabrication for both companies. Upon graduation, Channing went to work for Turner Construction where he held three distinct positions: Assistant Engineer, Superintendent, and Project Engineer.

Channing previously served as Director & Business Development Specialist for FS360 General Contractors where he has led multiple multimillion-dollar projects, establishing relationships with an array of high-profile clients including H.J. Russell & Company, Delta, JLL, JP Morgan Chase, CBRE, Atlanta Airport, City of Atlanta, and the Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Clients frequently reference Channing’s positive attitude and enthusiasm, and it’s that energy that propelled him to close out projects estimated at over $100M in just 6 years.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Channing has lived in Atlanta for nearly 20 years where he resides with his wife and business partner, Zoe Baker, and their two children. With her B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems and her M.S. in Information Architecture, Zoe manages Technology and Marketing for Clayton Channing Consulting.


  • S. Applied Physics, Morehouse College
  • S. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 5 certificates for Project Management in PROCORE project management software
  • OSHA 30 certified


  • S. Green Building Council
  • Atlanta Airport Chamber of Commerce
  • Airport Minority Advisory Council
  • Georgia Utility Contractors Association
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • National Association of Black Engineers
  • Georgia Tech Alumni Association
  • Associated General Contractors of GA