Ernest Levert
Quality Assurance Associate, Lead The Way Learning Academy
Ernest Levert Jr. is a passionate, community-oriented, and ambitious servant-leader. A native of Dallas, Texas, and the son of two buckeyes, Ernest earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from The Ohio State University before pursuing his passion for financial health and economic empowerment. After spending five years in the financial services industry as a personal financial coach, Ernest transitioned into youth workforce development. Ernest currently serves as a Youth Advocate and Quality Assurance Associate with Lead The Way Learning Academy, where he supports and enhances programming that provides career coaching services, post-secondary preparation activities, and leadership development for high school students. Ernest is also the founder of The Royal Oak Initiative (ROI), an innovative chess-based social change agency that uses the royal game of chess to inspire and empower the leaders of tomorrow to master their own future of personal and economic success through mentoring and coaching. Ernest enjoys spending his energy and time learning and serving with New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Alpha Rho Lambda Chapter, the Black Community Ambassador Support Program, the Poor People’s Campaign, and the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals. Ernest currently resides in Columbus, OH with his partner, Ivory.