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Ernest H. Urquhart



"Ernie" co-founded the Urquhart Memorial Foundation with his wife Michelle in 2002 upon the occasion of their union as husband and wife. He is a native of Philadelphia and a successful product of the Philadelphia public school system before he went further in higher education and graduated from Penn State University ('71).

Ernie enjoyed a thirty-nine year professional career succeeding in roles of increased responsibilities up to and including Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at companies such as Catholic Healthcare West (San Francisco), Harcourt Inc. (Boston), Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick), and Exxon Corporation (Houston). He retired from his corporate career life in 2010,  and founded Urquhart Consulting based in Scottsdale, AZ where he is President and Independent Consultant, serving clients nationwide.

In addition to his commitment to the Urquhart Memorial Foundation Ernie supports other organizations through his philanthropy and his service as Board member. These organizations include the Museum of the African Diaspora of San Francisco, CA the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre of San Francisco, CA, Garth Fagan Dance of Rochester, NY, Chair of Board of Trustee of Holy Temple Church of Philadelphia, PA, FIBCO Family Services, Inc. Phoenix, AZ. He also served on the Board of Decision Resources Group of Burlington, MA.

Ernie proudly shares his passion of helping others help themselves through his work via Urquhart Consulting and the Urquhart Memorial Foundation.

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