DGEd Presnell has been a member of The Rotary Club of Augusta since January 13, 2003. He served as the 2017-18 President, is a multiple PHF (+4), and a member of the Paul Harris Bequest Society. He is currently serving as a Trustee for the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP).
Ed has been a Regional Business Executive for Peach State Federal Credit Union since June 18, 2018. He is responsible for business development and MSA market presence in the Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina areas. He has been an executive within the credit union industry since 2005, having served as Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer with his previous credit union.
Prior to joining the credit union industry, Ed was the President/CEO with the Augusta Chamber of Commerce for 3 years. That role was preceded by 15 years in the telecommunications industry in the Augusta area, including positions as General Manager with CellularOne of Augusta Regional Vice President with KMC Telecom.
A native of Asheboro, NC, he graduated from Clemson University in 1971 with a B.A. in Economics. As a community servant, including his proudest role as President of the Rotary Club of Augusta, he has held eighteen (18) Chairman/President roles in various civic organizations in Augusta. Among these organizations are The Augusta Sports Council, The Imperial Theatre, The Ronald McDonald House of Augusta, and The Augusta Clemson Club. From 2000-2003, Ed was a member of the Clemson University Board of Visitors.
Among his honors, in 2003 he was an Inaugural Laureate in the Junior Achievement CSRA Business Hall of Fame. He was the recipient of the 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2014 Unity Award from the Alpha Phi Alpha, Augusta Chapter. Receiving his highest professional honor, he was inducted into the African American Credit Union Coalition Hall of Fame (AACUC) on August 7, 2019.
He is married to Deb, and has two daughters, and four grandchildren. An avid golfer, Ed’s hobbies include baseball, football, U.S. history, WWII (his father’s journey), travel, and essentially anything sports related! He is a member of Trinity-on-the-Hill UMC in Augusta (since 1977). He is also a member of Palmetto Golf Club and The Pinnacle Club.