Former Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Children and Families
Ernie is a strategic and innovative public relations professional. He is adept at developing branding and marketing strategies which enable organizations to better communicate their mission, goals, and accomplishments. Through his expertise, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families implemented an effective multi-media communications plan that allowed the department to be more transparent to both internal and external stakeholders.
Owner, A.F.T. Associates, LLC
I have worked with Ernie in several capacities over the course of the past 25 years. Ernie is always creative, energetic, and exhibits great follow through. His professionalism is only exceeded by his personal integrity.
President, Winning Strategies/Global
I have known Ernie for more than 15 years. Most recently I worked with him when he was director of communications for the lieutenant governor. We worked on several projects to promote business growth and expansion in New Jersey. Ernie immediately understood how the projects could help create new jobs and help New Jersey’s economy. He was responsive and effective, contributing significantly to the projects’ ultimate and ongoing success.
Managing Director, Mercury Public Affairs
I’ve worked with Ernie in both the private and public sectors. He’s a hands-on, detail-oriented communications professional who can deftly handle print, electronic and digital mediums. Ernie’s ability to quickly dissect a public policy issue or PR challenge is striking. Likewise, the solutions he offers show a genuine interest and understanding of the matter on the table.
John K. Tiene
Chief Executive Officer, Agency Network Exchange
I’ve been fortunate to have worked with Ernie a number of times … he understands how people interact with media and he knows how to convey your story. He also treats you like his only client. I’m looking forward to working with him again.
Senior Vice President, Federal and External Affairs, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey
Ernie is a phenomenal communications and media relations expert who combines smart strategies with cutting-edge technologies to effectively advocate for his clients. Whether developing long-term strategic and tactical communications plans or managing a public relations crisis, Ernie can be relied upon to deliver powerful results for any organization.
Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Wells Fargo
Ernie is always a step ahead of current trends and best practices in strategic communications. He was among the first to integrate technology and video messaging into his public relations strategy. I have found him to be remarkably creative, innovative and reliable in driving results for his clients. His insight always proves to be fresh and invaluable.
Executive Director, State Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson
I have known Ernie for many years. He is a solid communications/PR professional who is very familiar with the major players in the NJ political and business community.
Vice President State Government Relations, USAA
Ernie is the energizer bunny. Always moving, looking for new ideas, using his extensive contacts and media relationships to advance a cause. Ernie is one those rare individuals who not only talks a good game but plays a great game.
Senior Director, Lazar Partners Ltd
I’ve worked with dozens of public relations professionals throughout my career. Most have been highly-skilled, enthusiastic and committed to their work.
Then there’s Ernie.
To say he delivers for his clients is an understatement.
I’ve never seen him tackle a challenge at half-speed. He charges into any and all situations while somehow maintaining his cool, calm demeanor. Ernie brings genuine passion to everything. He solves problems. He gets results. He makes things better for his clients.
Communicator | Manager |Strategist: Finance | Public Policy | Technology | Energy | Writing/Editing | Media Relations
Ernie is capable, creative, amiable, shrewd and disciplined. If you have to navigate through difficulty, bring Ernie along. You’ll get through. And you’ll enjoy the trip. It’s my pleasure and privilege to endorse him.