Ross Alander
Arbitrator Profile

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 and/or 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 attended the Program on Negotiations at Harvard Law (over 90 hours of training). 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.

Ross has held numerous community leadership and/or chair positions including the Tampa/Hillsborough Urban League Board, the Suncoast Ronald McDonald House Board, United Way, Hillsborough County Human Rights Commission, National Conference of Christian & Jews, and the Tampa Coalition. Ross has been the recipient of the National Conference of Community and Justice Brotherhood and Sisterhood Award and an Outstanding Leadership Award from the Urban League. The former Governor of Michigan recognized him for his efforts on behalf of physically challenged citizens. Ross is the former Chair of the Hillsborough County (Fl.) Human Rights Board and a former member of the City of Tampa’s Human Rights Board and former member of the Calendar Committee for the Hillsborough County School.

Ross is currently working on potential international negotiations project with the University of South Florida, Tampa Fl and has been involved in farmworker labor issues for over 40 years and is President of the Beth El Farmworker Ministries in Wimauma, FL. See and/or for further information.

ADR Experience

See American Arbitration website for my more complete resume

Areas Of Practice

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Labor - Management
  • Organizational
  • Workplace

Fees and Provisos

Hearing:                  $ 1250.00  per day

Cancellation Fee:  $   800.00 (14 days)

Study-Prep Time: $   150.oo per hour (usually 4 hour max)

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • Harvard Law School - Negotiation Training - 90+ hours
  • Numerous AAA and NAA Training


  • Twice Professor of the Term College of Business University of South Florida SM Campus

Publications & Presentations

  • Numerous negotiation presentations
  • Oldsmobile's Alcohol Recovery program


  • Masters Degree in Labor & Industrial Relations, Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Science/Social Science - Economics, Michigan State University

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