Washington, D.C. – February 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — HBI, a national leader in career training for the building industry, today announced the appointment of David Pressly, president of Pressly Development Company, Inc. of Statesville, N.C., as chairman of its Board of Trustees.
In his new role, Pressly will lead the HBI Board in the oversight of all HBI activities, including expanding its education and training initiatives for building industry career seekers and diversifying HBI’s funding sources as the recovering industry’s demand for workers continues to rise. He succeeds outgoing chairman Bruce Walker of Minot, N.D.
“HBI is a critical link in the preparation of skilled workers for the nation’s building industry,” said Pressly. “I look forward to leading HBI as we help create more opportunities for youth, veterans, ex-offenders and displaced workers to begin their construction careers.”
With more than 30 years of experience, Pressly constructs single-family homes, apartments and light commercial projects in the Statesville area. He served as president of the National Association of Home Builders in 2006 and has an extensive record of involvement in builder associations at the local, state and national levels. He was president of the North Carolina Home Builders Association and twice president of the Iredell County Home Builders Association, which named him Builder of the Year. He has been a member of the Statesville City Council and was mayor of Statesville in 1983.
He also has been involved in a wide range of community activities, including serving as a member of the board of directors of the Preservation Foundation of North Carolina and was named Realtor of the Year by the Statesville Realtors. He served in the U.S. Army Combat Engineers from 1969 to 1972.
For more information about Pressly and HBI, please visit www.hbi.org.
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HBI is a national nonprofit that provides training, mentoring, curriculum development and job placement services in support of the building industry. With an 80 percent job placement rate for graduates, HBI training programs are taught in local communities across the country to youth, adults, veterans, ex-offenders and displaced workers. Visit www.hbi.org for more information.