David Ernst

Operations Manager

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Prior to joining Honkamp, David had more than a decade of experience in project management. He has a background in finance, technology and supply-chain management, as well as a history of partnering with business leaders to design and implement streamlined processes. In his role, he works with Honkamp leaders on strategic initiatives and projects, including those related to growth and to organizational processes and operations. David joined Honkamp in 2023.


Project management


B.A. in finance and marketing from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa 

Community involvement

Dubuque Noon Optimists, Past Optimist of the Year and Board Member
St. Anthony Parish Council, Member
Leadership Dubuque, Graduate 

Family life & hobbies

David is a proud husband and father of two, Olivia and William. He is a big sports fan and especially enjoys rooting on the Iowa Hawkeyes, Dallas Cowboys and preschool soccer teams.