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Labor/Human Resource Experience Summary

Human resources, organizational development executive, labor arbitrator and mediator with over 50 years’ experience with service providers, the public sector, the health care and automotive industries with professional organizations, for profits, not for profits, including ten years as an officer of 1,000-bed, 3,500 employee medical center. Created and implemented a total human resource program that includes proactive employee and community relations, conflict resolution, workforce planning, turnover reduction, team leadership, proactive mergers, competitive/cost effective compensation and benefits, and innovative customer service programs. Recognized as a decisive, creative problem solver with excellent interpersonal skills who achieves goals through understanding both organizational and individual needs.

I have been on both management and union sides in contract negotiations with proven Labor Relations (Union-Management) expertise with:
  • Labor/Management Contract Negotiations
  • Labor Arbitration/Employment Mediation
  • Lecturer Negotiation Studies (Training)
  • Worked with the following unions: UAW, SEIU, MNA, UFF, AFSCME, FEA, OPIEU, UF, AFM, IBEW & ATU

Employment

  • Labor Arbitrator/Alander Consulting - Tampa, FL & Longboat Key, FL - Current
  • Lecturer, Negotiations Studies - Tampa, FL - 2017 - Current
  • University of South Florida (Senior Lecturer Management Studies) - Sarasota, FL - 1990-2015 (Retired)
  • Tampa General Hospital (Vice President, Human Resources) - Tampa, FL - 1983 - 1993
  • Lansing General Hospital (Vice President, Human Resources) - Lansing, MI - 1980 - 1983
  • E.W. Sparrow Hospital (Personnel Administrative Manager) - Lansing, MI - 1976-1980
  • Oldsmobile Division, GMC (Quality Control Supervisor / Training Coordinator / Sales) - Lansing, MI - 1968-1976

Education

  • Michigan State University
    • Master’s Degree Labor & Industrial Relations - 1974
    • Bachelor’s Degree Social Science & Economics - 1970
  • Harvard Law Program on Negotiations
    • 90 plus hours, Certificate in Negotiations, Master Negotiator, 8 negotiation specific topic classes to date - Ongoing
  • University of South Florida
    • Certificate in Civil Circuit Mediation - 2001
  • American Arbitration Association, Labor Employment Relations Association, National Academy of Arbitrators
    • Various continuing education courses - Ongoing

PROFESSIONAL, ACADEMIC, and COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member/Volunteer
    • United States Ombudsman Association, Member
    • International Ombudsman Association, Member
    • American Arbitration Association, Member of the Labor Panel
    • Global Wonks, Member
    • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Member
    • Beth El Farmworker Mission, Board President
    • Labor and Employment Relations Association, Member
    • Farmworker Focus Group a State of Florida, Member (an inter-agency farmworker support group)
    • Hillsborough County Hospital Authority Board (Former Member)
    • Coordinator Organizational Effectiveness Metropolitan Ministries, Volunteer (Tampa)
    • Vice President People, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Volunteer (Venice)
    • The Carter Center, Volunteer Conflict Resolution Program (Atlanta, GA)
  • Recipient
    • Community Betterment Award, National Conference for Community and Justice
    • Hillsborough County Commission Award for Service to the People of Hillsborough Counties
    • Voted Outstanding Professor, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee - Fall 2009 and Spring 2012
  • Published and Under Development
    • Wrote Research materials for Oldsmobile’s Drug & Alcohol Program.
    • Wrote and/or edited three Human Resource textbook chapters’ labor relations.
    • Writing a book on The Human Resource Director as the Employee Advocate
    • Writing an article on Negotiations/Conflict Resolution

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