Ernest Hunter Bio Summary  

Introduction:

  • Independent facilities management consultant and computer application instructor delivering expert facilities management consulting to Higher Education, and providing quality computer application training for facilities professionals

  • Experienced manager, senior executive and instructor with 26 years serving as a naval officer in the Navy Civil Engineer Corp retiring at the rank of Captain (O-6)

  • Served in the position of Commanding Officer of a large facilities engineering organization

  • Served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy, acting as CEO of the government oil and gas business running the tenth largest oil and gas field in the nation

  • Retired after eight years from The University of Texas at Austin:

    • Two years as Associate Director of Support Service

    • Six years as Director of Physical Plant and Director of Facilities Services leading a 1000-person workforce

  • Providing facilities management ​consulting service for colleges and universities since 2007

  • Specializes in, and is certified by Microsoft at the Master Level to teach the Microsoft Office suite applications and he teaches other Microsoft products​

  • Over 20 years of personally using and developing computer applications to leverage information technology to improve operations and management of the organizations he has led.

  • Mr. Hunter attributes a good deal of his highly successful two careers to his personal expertise in computer applications

  • Co-founder of the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) program which has been providing opportunities for under-represented and minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields since 1995.
     

Education:

  • BS and ME, Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University

  • Emerging Executive Program, Pennsylvania State University (business management)
    Program for Executives, Carnegie Mellon Graduate School of Industrial Administration (Senior Executive business management)

  • MS, National Resources Strategy (Telecommunication & Information Systems Industry), Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.

  • Graduate, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA (staff, administration & management education)

  • Completed Certified CompTIA Training-the-Training (CTT+) course

 

Certifications/Qualifications:

  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), Texas.

  • Graduate of the APPA Facilities Management Institute

  • DAWIA Level III Contracting Officer Warrant. Highest level in Federal Government

  • CEM – Certified Energy Manager, The Association of Energy Engineers.
     

Certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) at the Master Level. Passed following exams:

  • Microsoft Access 2003

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Core

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Expert

  • Microsoft Office Word 2003 Core

  • Microsoft Office Word 2003 Expert

  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
     

Proficient in and can deliver training in:

  • Microsoft Office Access 2003/2007

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003/2007

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003/2007 VBA

  • Microsoft Office Word 2003/2007

  • Microsoft Office Word 2003/2007 VBA

  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003/2007
     

Other Certificates:

  • Registered Associated Computer Professional (ACP), Institute for the Certification of Computer Professional (ICCP).

  • Registered A+ certification by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), Texas.

  • DAWIA Level III Contracting Officer Warrant. Highest level in Federal Government

  • CEM – Certified Energy Manager, The Association of Energy Engineers
     

Awards and Recognition:

  • While serving in the Navy

    • Legion of Merit

    • Meritorious Service Medal (three awards)

    • Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards)

    • Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two Awards)

    • Navy Expeditionary Medal

    • National Defense Service Medal

    • Navy Expert Rifleman Medal

 

  • While assigned to the Department of Energy

    • Secretary's Gold Award (The award is the Energy Department's highest honorary award)

    • Fort Valley University Platinum Achievement Award (The Cooperative Developmental Energy Program highest honor given to those who have achieved high level positions in the field of energy or education) 
       

  • While assigned to the University of Texas at Austin

    • The Eyes of Texas Excellence Award (Student members of the organization select honorees who have made an outstanding contribution to student life at The University of Texas)

    • Vice President of Employee and Campus Services SLICE award (for serving a model for the organization's core values of Service, Leadership, Innovation, Creativity and Excellence)

    • Custodial Services earned the 2006 OS1 Best Pioneer Award for implementing a more effective and ergonomic cleaning system

    • Building Maintenance - earned National Air Filtration Association 2005 Clean Air Award

    • Landscape Services – earned Grand Award in University and College Grounds, 2004 Professional Grounds Management Society

    • Landscape Services earned Top Ten Outstanding Grounds Operations, July 2004 Landscape Management magazine

    • Custodial Services – earned 2004 Best OS1 Custodial Program Award, National OS1 Custodial Program

    • Personally earned the 2007 OS1 Milestone Award for leading the OS1 cleaning industry in strategic improvement in the cleaning function

    • Landscape Services earned Grand Award in University and College Grounds, 2007 Professional Grounds Management Society

    • 2008 Texas Association of Physical Plant Administrator (TAPPA) Emeritus Award for distinguished services and dedication to TAPPA and the Facilities Management industry.