Cessna CEO Scott Ernest chosen campaign chairman for United Way of the Plains

Cessna Aircraft president and CEO Scott Ernest will serve as campaign chairman for the United Way of the Plains‘ 2013 campaign.

In his role, Ernest will lead the volunteers in the fundraising effort.

Ernest has been a supporter of the United Way as a member of the Tocqueville Society and in promoting the organization within Cessna

That resulted in a 20 percent increase in giving by Cessna employees.

“Being a native of Kansas and a longtime supporter of the United Way, I know the valuable role and impact the agency makes right here at home,” Ernest said in a statement. “I am honored to serve as this year’s campaign chair and know the contributions of each person change lives every day for our neighbors and colleagues.”