A North Little Rock, AR, resident, Emanuel Banks has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and is a registered professional engineer. He also serves on the Arkansas Alumni Association National Board of Directors.
He began his full-time career with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department in December 1987 as a civil engineer.
During his tenure, he has held the following positions:
- Design Engineer
- Advanced Design Engineer
- Advanced Construction Field Engineer
- Assistant Resident Engineer
- Resident Engineer
- Staff Construction Engineer
- District Engineer
- State Construction Engineer
He assumed his present position of assistant chief engineer-operations in June 2008. His responsibilities include management and oversight of the Construction Division, Maintenance Division, Materials Division and the Department’s 10 District maintenance and construction operations.