Ernie has helped set modern day standards for cycling’s rules and regulations and also worked to promote developmental events for young riders and various women’s cycling races. He served as the cycling road coach for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich and was the Assistant Chef de Mission of the US Olympic Committee at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
For more than 30 years, Ernie served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Amateur Bicycling League of America, including four years as its president. He also served in a similar role for the US Olympic Committee, with a four-year stint on its Executive Committee. In 2002 he was recipient of the US Olympic Committee’s “President Award”.
Most recently, Ernie has been a member of the US Bicycling Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors since 1996, serving as its president for four years. He currently is a past member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Nominations and Selection Committee. Recognized for his decades of varied contributions to the sport, Ernie was inducted into the Hall in 1994. Professionally, Ernie is retired from his career as an Executive Vice President with Campbell Solberg Insurance in New York City.