Ernie is currently from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ernie was a 2017 ACTE Fellow and is currently serving as the 2017-18 President for Oklahoma Career Tech Post-Secondary Adult and Continuing Education Division (PACE).
Ernie was born and raised in the Southwest part of Oklahoma known to some as the Indian Capital of the World, Anadarko. Ernie is employed by Moore Norman Technology Center, where he serves as an Adult Program Supervisor. He oversees the operation of the campus where his program is housed. As a Adult Program Supervisor he is also responsible for scheduling classes and hiring adjunct instructors. Some of Ernie’s creditientals include Certified Faculty Developer and Business and Industry Services Coordinator Certification.
Before coming to the Career Tech, Ernie worked for Southwestern Bell, presently AT&T. He retired with 28 years of service. During his tenure at Southwestern Bell he served the organization as a Service Order Supervisor and an External Affairs Manager. As the External Affairs manager, he was responsible for serving several communities in the Central region of Oklahoma. Serving the communities consisted of lobbying, media relations and education. Ernie served on several Chambers of Commerce boards. He was a member of the El Reno Rotary Club. He is very proud of the accomplishment of promoting a video in the Hispanic community entitled, “Hispanic Dropouts,, America’s Time Bomb.” Ernie also worked with the Fund Development and Housing Director for the Latino Community Development Agency. Ernie was responsible for corporate donations and fundraising.
Ernie is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City, Leadership Oklahoma and Team South of the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and has a MBA from Oklahoma City University.
Ernie enjoys being able to connect to his clients and meet their training needs and does not regret any decisions he has made along his career path. He is very happy with his position in the Oklahoma Career Tech Organization and truly believes in the mission of Oklahoma Career Tech.