Ernest Washington, Jr.
Vietnam Veteran • Purple Heart Recipient • Entrepreneur • Community Leader
Ernest Washington, Jr was born and raised in Roxbury, MA. He is a proud product of the Boston Public Schools graduating in 1965. He served a combat tour of duty in Vietnam and is the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. Enrolled at Bentley College of Accounting & Finance where he graduated in 1973 with degrees in Accounting and Management.
In 1980 he was awarded a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Northeastern University. Mr. Washington is a Distinguished Alumnus of Bentley University and Northeastern University. In 1986 he founded and remains President & General Manager of Vanguard Parking & General Services Corporation, which employs inner city Boston residents and engages in the provision of contract parking and janitorial/cleaning services for Northeastern University, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has also served as a Trustee and current Advisor of the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center and serves as Member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Employment Service (STRIVE). He resides in Mattapan and is the proud father of three daughters Carmela, Christy, Ivanna and granddaughter Teagan Bailey Washington.