Donald J. Leonard, Jr.

Donald J. Leonard, Jr.

Senior Project Director

Mr. Leonard brings more than 39 years of design, project management, and construction experience to his role at PDSI.  As Senior Project Director, Mr. Leonard sets the direction and leads PDSI’s and the project teams’ performance in planning and execution of projects in order to actualize PDSI’s clients’ development and redevelopment goals.  His extensive experience in project development and execution has led to the successful delivery of over 100 projects in the past 12 years for PDSI.

Prior to joining PDSI, Mr. Leonard served as Vice President Technical Services of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) for more than nine years. His responsibilities with IHG included design and construction of new-build hotels, capital planning, and execution of major renovation projects for all company-owned, leased and managed hotels in the Eastern U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

An architect by profession, Mr. Leonard held previous positions as Associate Partner in the New York City office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP and Project Director with the John Hardy Group in Atlanta. He is a licensed architect and received his B.S. of Architecture from The Ohio State University.  Mr. Leonard has also moderated and participated on panels at the Hotel Design Expo & Conference, the International Hotel / Motel & Restaurant Conference, and the Americas Lodging and Investment Summit.

Selected Work


Angeline Fife

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer / Atlanta

Ralph C. Engelberger

Co-Founder & Chief Client Officer / Atlanta

J. Clif Dierking

Customer Relations Manager / Baltimore

Donald J. Leonard, Jr.

Senior Project Director / Phoenix

Brian Mashburn

Senior Project Director / Orlando