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Manager, HR, Staff and Labor Relations: Jeffrey Rowland
July 17, 2007, Volume 54, No. 1


Jeffrey Rowland
Jeffrey Rowland has been appointed manager of Staff and Labor Relations in Human Resources. He will report to Sharon Moorer-Harris, executive director of Staff and Labor Relations. Mr. Rowland brings experience in employee and labor relations, conflict resolution, training and development, recruitment, benefits, and compensation. He comes to Penn from the Hertz Corporation where he served as senior manager of corporate labor relations for three years. In this role, he acted as the chief labor negotiator at all collective bargaining sessions nationwide, trained and prepared executives and senior level managers for contract negotiations and grievance hearings, headed up the grievance investigation and hearing panel which heard grievances from seven states and 18 unions, and managed all human resource activities of 12 Hertz regional employee relations managers. 

Prior to his position at Hertz, he spent three years as a human resources generalist for GlaxoSmithKline and four years as a senior benefits consultant with Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He taught adult continuing education classes in labor relations at Penn State.  He has a bachelor’s in human resources and master’s in industrial and labor relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Almanac - July 17, 2007, Volume 54, No. 1