Ross P. Alander
1406 S. Nance Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
5655 Gulf of Mexico Dr. / A202, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Phone: 813.765.0978
Fax: 813.251.2361!


Human resources, organizational development executive, labor arbitrator and mediator with over 38 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, 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. Directed department teams exceeding 200. Proven expertise in:

  • Proactive Employee/Team Relations
  • Labor Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Coaching (All levels of Management)
  • Workforce Planning/Becoming an Employer of Choice
  • Minority Business Development "Reinventing" the Organizational Change
  • Merging of Human Resources Programs
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Hiring Right and Retention
  • Training & Organizational Development
  • Compensation, Incentives & Recognition
  • Sexual Harassment Investigations/Resolutions
  • Proactive Union/Management Relations, Negotiations, and Arbitration (Unions: U.A.W., S.E.I.U., M.N.A., U.F.F., A.F.S.C.M.E., O.P.E.I.U., and A.F.M.)
  • Acting as a "Human Resource Director On Call" and/or "Interim Director"
  • Start ups, including non-profits


Developed and presented with the Nonprofit Resource Center a Leadership Certificate program.

Successfully coordinated the development and implementation of the first ever Continuing Education Program for the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota, Fl.

Successfully facilitated the Human Resource factor for a Community-Based Child Welfare organization, Hillsborough Kids, Inc. This included the staffing of three Care Centers with a total of 250 employees.

Successfully assisted with the coordination of the Human Resources aspect of the merger of six Tampa area hospitals. Three consolidations involving six hospitals to date: St. Joseph's / Humana Women's, University Community/Centurion and Charter Tampa/Pasco and St. Joseph's/South Florida Baptist Hospital/BayCare.

Developed and implemented human resource policies and compensation plans for automobile dealerships, service industry companies, the public sector, an employee leasing company, physician practices, and for various not for profit organizations.

Two of my clients (the Lakeland Housing Authority/Lakeland and the Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County/Tampa) were named as One of the Best Places to Work in Lakeland and Tampa.

Developed and coordinated cost reduction program, which resulted in fewer management layers, i.e., resizing, right sizing, and re-engineering for profit, not for profit and nonprofit organizations.

Have worked effectively to make nonprofits even small ones and others, Employers of Choice.


Alander Consulting/Labor Arbitration
(A Human Resource Management Company)
Principal and Labor Arbitrator -
See Attached Client/Customer List

Tampa, FL / Longboat Key, FL

1992 - Current


Instructor, "The Art of Negotiations"
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Sarasota, FL 2017


Conflict Resolution Program

Carter Center, Atlanta, GA 2017


University of South Florida Retired
(Adjunct, Part-Time & Full Time)
Senior Lecturer Management Studies
Coordinator Leadership Studies

Sarasota, FL 1990 - 2015

Tampa General Hospital
Vice President, Human Resources

Tampa, FL 1983 - 1993

Lansing General Hospital
Vice President, Human Resources

Lansing, MI 1980 - 1983

Edward W. Sparrow Hospital
Personnel Administrative Manager

Lansing, MI 1976 - 1980

General Motors Corporation, Oldsmobile Div.
Quality Control Supervisor – Manufacturing
Training Coordinator/Sales

Lansing, MI 1968 - 1976

  Michigan State University
     Masters Degree in Labor & Industrial Relations
     Bachelor of Science/Social Science - Economics
  Harvard Law School
     Certificate in Negotiations
     Master Negotiator
     Other Harvard Law Negotiating Classes:
          Negotiating the Non-Negotiable (8 hrs.)
          Negotiation Master Class (24+ hrs.)
          International Negotiations (8 hrs.)
          Bargaining with the Devil (8 hrs.)
          Great Negotiators Program (8 hrs.)
          Program on Negotiations (24 hrs.)
  University of South Florida
     Certificate in Civil Circuit Mediation
  Various Training
     Negotiating the Non-Negotiable, National Academy of Arbitrators (annual meeting)
     National Academy of Arbitrators (annual meeting)
     Various Labor Relation Programs via LERA & AAA
     Negotiating, Mediating, Arbitrating Employment Disputes (16 hrs.)
2000 - current
1998 / 2004

  Member American Arbitration Association Panel (Labor) of Arbitrators
Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
Labor and Employment Relations Association
Society for Human Resource Management
Farmworker Focus Group a State of Florida (an inter-agency farmworker support group)
United States Ombudsman Association
Hillsborough County Hospital Board
Coordinator Organizational Effectiveness Metropolitan Ministries, Volunteer (Tampa)
Vice President People, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Volunteer (Venice) Volunteer

Community Betterment Award/National Conference for Community and Justice
Hillsborough County Commission for Service to the People of Hillsborough Counties
Voted Outstanding Professor, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee for Fall 2009 & Spring 2012

  University of South Florida, Senior Lecturer Management Studies, College of Business Human Resources/Labor Relations/Employment Law/Organizational Behavior/Small Business-Entrepreneurship and Principles of Management at the University of South Florida, College of Business Administration, Sarasota-Manatee

  Published Research on Oldsmobile's Drug & Alcohol Program. Published in both Labor & Management Journal and Psychology Today. Wrote and/or edited three Human Resource textbook chapters (labor relations/ & performance management). Preparing three articles for publication.

Alander Consulting
1406 Nance Ave. • Tampa, FL 33606
5655 Gulf of Mexico Dr. / A202, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Phone: 813.765.0978 • Fax: 813.251.2361 • E-Mail: