Bernie was born and raised in New Ringgold, a small town in eastern Pennsylvania near Allentown and graduated from Penn State University with a BS degree in Computer Science. He and wife Nancy were married in 1983 and moved to Hilton Head Island in 1989 when they started Riedel Computer Services.
He joined the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island in 1992 and served as Club President 1999-2000, Assistant Governor 2001- 2004 and District 7770 Governor 2006-2007. In 2004, he served as District Conference Chair and was honored as District Rotarian of the year. He has received the Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and the Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award. He has also been involved in several Zone 33 Institutes.
Bernie has also served as our District Foundation Chair, District Annual Giving Chair and currently serves as District End Polio Now Chair and Zone 33 Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator.
He is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, 10 Star Rotarian, Benefactor, member of the Paul Harris Society and along with his Rotarian wife Nancy, Major Donors and members of the Bequest Society.
Bernie and Nancy were honored to serve as RI President’s Representatives to District 7930 in Massachusetts.
Thanks to the family Business, Rotary and taking care of 5 Parrots, 2 Cats & a Dog, Bernie & Nancy have no time for hobbies or travel.