AmeriServ Trust & Financial Company
Ernie Petersen, III
Ernie is Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer at AmeriServ Trust & Financial Services Company, Inc. He has been working directly with Arlington Heritage Group since 2006 when he joined the Trust Company from AmeriServ's Commercial Lending Unit. His experience of irrevocable trusts has allowed Arlington Heritage to strengthen its trust program, reduce risks and to meet financial objectives. His group is responsible for financial reports, tax preparation and the distribution of funds.
Ernie has been involved in upgrading the assessment and management of risk for pre-need sellers, buyers and investment managers; improved court reporting procedures for Pennsylvania cemeteries; and establishing best practices for administering special needs trusts and special needs pooled trusts.
He is the Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for the Sandyvale Memorial Association. He is the Finance Committee Chairman of the Valley Pike Manor Board of Directors. He is on the artist advisory committee of the Venue of Merging Arts in Johnstown, PA.
Ernie has a B. A. from Washington & Jefferson College. He is a graduate of real estate appraisal from the Appraisal Institute, and he has completed advanced lending and risk management classes with the Risk Management Association.