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Clay Griffin


David G. Presnell, Jr., AICAE Board Member attended the university of Kentucky School of Engineering and was a member of the Triangle Fraternity. Soon after receiving his degree he became a professional engineer and a registered land surveyor in the State of Kentucky. In 1962-1974, Mr. Presnell became the Vice=President and Regional Manager of Vollmer Associates, a nationally recognized consulting firm in New York. His projects at Vollmer Associates include several designs for interstate highways and roads. The most infamous of his designs include the Seneca Parkway (I-64) and the Cochran Hill Tunnel. In 1974-2001, Mr. Presnell the President and CEO founded Presnell Associates, Inc., which became the largest consulting firm in the state of Kentucky. While President and CEO, Mr. Presnell managed and

designed the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District Master Plan Expansion and many major civil engineering public works project throughout the nation, including the Ninth Street Expressway, the Greenbelt Highway, the Hurstbourne Parkway.

From 2000 to present, Mr. Presnell the founder, President and CEO of Presnell Engineers, Inc., Presnell Associates, Inc. of Kentucky, Inc. (PAIKI) and the Presnell Design Group was just one of the few all Indian owned firms to provide services to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Services throughout the United States. PAIKI staffed approximately 60 employees to provide engineering, architectural, environmental, surveying and construction management

services to over 100 Native American tribes across the country. Thereafter, Mr. Presnell was also a member and managed the Shepherdsville Associates, LLC, a Louisville based partnership designing and constructing Shepherd's Crossing, a regional shopping center in Shepherdsville. Others designs include, the Adam Shepherd, the Conestoga Parkway, and the Camelot Shopping Center in eastern Jefferson County. He was also a member and managed the Blankenbaker Business Center, LLC, which designed and developed a 70-acre business park in the City of Jeffersontown.

Throughout his work around the United States David G. Presnell, Jr., was continually involved with numerous organizations including the AICAE and was honored throughout the years with several awards for his work which include:

National Society of Professional Engineers, Outstanding Engineer in Private Practice in 1972

Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, Past Secretary and President of Louisville Chapter.

American Council of Engineering Companies, Fellow

Louisville Engineering and Scientific Societies Council, Past President

American Indian Council of Architects and Engineers, Board Member

Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission, Board Member

Southeast Jefferson County YMCA, Past President