Ernest Hunter Bio Summary  


  • 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.


  • 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



  • 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.

Hunter Consulting and Training
PO Box 270145
Austin, TX 78727
PHONE 512-553-0942
FAX 208-361-9405