Ernest is an Executive Advisor for the African American Professional Network at Rockwell Automation and founded the Black Executive Leadership Team focused on elevating inclusiveness for black executives within the organization. He continues to sponsor recruitment at national diversity engineering conferences including the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. He has championed establishing Rockwell Automation’s ‘Navigating Your Career as a Black Professional’ development series which has become a staple at the National Society of Black Engineers – regional, national and professional development conferences. As a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), he has introduced Rockwell Automation to the ELC’s training programs which serve to complement existing programs to enrich development for black professionals. He serves the board of directors for the Milwaukee Urban League and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s supply chain program advisory board.