Ernest Marshall is vice president, Human Resources at GE Aviation, one of the fastest-growing divisions of the General Electric Company.
He provides strategic direction for over 40,000 employees located at 82 sites around the globe. As a global HR strategist, Ernest has extensive experience in organizational development, employee engagement, talent assessment, cultural integration, executive compensation, global practices and labor relations, in rapidly changing, highly competitive growth environments.
Ernest's experience is multi-faceted. In July, 1992, he took a position as an Assistant English Teacher (AET) in Shizuoka, Japan, where he taught at two Japanese high schools before returning to the United States a year later, to pursue his graduate education.
He joined GE in June of 1997 on the Human Resources Leadership Program (HRLP) at GE Capital Consumer Finance, in Cincinnati, OH. Following his first business rotation on the HRLP program, Ernest joined GE's Corporate Audit Staff (CAS) as an auditor. These early experiences helped underscore the importance of looking into the core of an operation, a skill that has proven to be very useful in his approach to fostering organizational excellence.
In June 1999, Ernest joined GE Healthcare in Milwaukee, WI, where, as the HR leader, he worked the front end of GE's acquisition of Marquette Medical. In 2000, he worked on GE's National Labor Negotiations in New York City, NY.
Ernest joined GE Aviation in January 2001 as the Human Resources/Union Relations manager for Structures Supply Chain and the Engineering Center of Excellence. Since then, he has taken on roles of increasing responsibility across the Aviation organization. Most recently, prior to being promoted to his current position, Ernest helped successfully transform the Aviation Systems business, a strategic business acquisition, by developing an HR infrastructure geared towards building a successful business and culture.
Ernest is very active in the community. He serves on the board of the Cincinnati Art Museum. He leads GE Aviation's GE Volunteers organization and also serves as the Operating Leader of GE's African American Forum (AAF). Ernest was selected by Black MBA magazine in their '50 under 50' feature and by Network Journal in their 'Top 40 under 40' feature.
Ernest has a Bachelor's degree with a dual major in Accounting and Business Administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. During this time, he also spent two semesters at New College, Oxford, England. He earned his Master's degree in business administration and his Juris Doctor, with concentrations in marketing/human resources and corporate/employment law, respectively.
Ernest and his family live in Cincinnati, OH.