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Ross Alander

Alander Consulting provides comprehensive Human Resources services to small/medium size businesses and nonprofits. We offer service as your “Human Resource Director On Call” or on a project, retainer, or hourly basis. I believe employees are real people and not human capital.See for further information

Ross is a retired Senior Lecturer in Management Studies in the College of Business at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USF S-M)(Retired) and was voted Outstanding Professor USF S-M, fall 2009 and spring 2012. Ross has a bachelor’s degree in social science and economics and a master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University and recently attended the Program on Negotiations at Harvard Law. In addition Ross is a member of the Labor Panel of the American Arbitration Association and the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators.

Ross has an extensive and comprehensive background in Human Resources and Organizational Development in health care, in the auto industry, professional employer organizations, with service companies, with professional groups, the public sector, and not for profits. Ross has held a number of management/leadership positions at the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors, including being a factory (foreman) supervisor. Moving into the area of health care, he served as Personnel Administrative Manager of E.W. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing and as Vice President of Human Resources at Lansing General Hospital (Michigan), then for 10 years as the Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development for Tampa General Hospital, where he led a team of 200 members.

ADR Experience

Ross’ areas of responsibility included general Human Resources, Affirmative Action, Compensation, Benefits, Labor Relations, Team Development, Parking, Safety and Security, Dietary, Customer/ Physician Relations, Volunteer Services, Library, Pastoral Care, Child Care, Organizational Development, Minority Business Enterprise and International Relations. Ross also directed and led the implementation of a comprehensive customer service culture for Tampa General. As a member of the Executive Team, Ross served on various hospital and board committees and task forces.

Labor Arbitrator with the AAA

Ross assisted in the coordination of the consolidation (from the Human Resources aspect) of four separate Tampa hospital merger/consolidations: St. Joseph’s/Humana Women’s, University Community Hospital/Centurion, Charter Tampa/Pasco, and St. Joseph’s/South Florida’s Baptist/Bay Care. In addition Ross has worked with employee leasing companies, including a start-up leasing company. Most recently, Ross facilitated the Human Resource factor in the start up of Hillsborough Kids, Inc. (HKI), a community-based child welfare organization. Ross works with or has worked with a number of organizations (nonprofits, for profits and public) and is committed to making every organization that he works with an Employer of Choice. Two of his clients have made the One of the Best Places to Work list in Tampa and Lakeland, Florida.


Informal, relaxed. My motto/quote is “I need to understand before I am understood”, St Francis of Assisi


Michigan State University
Masters Degree in Labor & Industrial Relations – 1974

Michigan State University
Bachelor of Science/Social Science – Economics – 1970
70+ hours negotiations training at the Harvard Law School

Areas Of Practice

  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Labor - Management
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator

Fees and Provisos


Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • AAA - American Arbitration Assoc.
  • FAPM - FL Acad. of Professional Mediators