Steven B. Stratton, IPMA-CP Director of Labor Relations

Steve has been at Ferris State since August 2006.  He has worked in a director level position since 1987, including: Genesee County Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations; City of Flint Director of Labor Relations; and Michigan AFSCME Council 25 Director of Arbitration and Special Projects.

Steve also serves as an independent labor arbitrator and fact finder and has been a frequent speaker at the state and national level on a variety of topics, including as an instructor for the National Labor Relations Academy through the national Public Employer Labor Relations Association (PELRA).  He maintains professional certification through the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and has received formal training in civil mediation through the Michigan State Court Administrator’s Office.

Steve currently serves on the governing boards of the Mecosta County Parks Commission and the Michigan PELRA and on the corporate board of the Delta Dental Foundation.  He has previously served a number of organizations as a board member including: Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana; Renaissance Health Service Corporation; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan- Eastern Region Customer Advisory Council (5 years as chairperson); GLS Health Systems, Inc.; Urban Coalition of Greater Flint; GLS Private Industry Council; Genesee County Economic Development Commission; and Flint/Genesee Corporation for Economic Growth.  He has also been a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society.