emanuel banksA 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.