Sandra Neal, SPHR, has been promoted to director of human resources at Alliance Water Resources.

Neal began her career at Alliance in 2000 as manager of human resources. In her seven years with the company, she has put multiple strategies into action to elevate human resource services for employees. Initiatives include implementing “Alliance Academy,” a supervisor and technical training program, developing “Leadership Alliance,” a talent management and retention strategy, and an enhanced safety program. Under Neal\'s leadership, Alliance was the winner of the Human Resources Management Association”s prestigious Paragon Award for 2001.

Her promotion to director comes in recognition of her “energetic and innovative approach to a productive and safe work force” says Alliance Water Resources President Gary Anger. The promotion was announced in February.

Neal currently serves on the City of Columbia, Mo., Personnel Advisory Board. She has previously served as Guest Speaker for the Human Resource Management Program offered by the University of Missouri-Columbia on Compensation Philosophy & Strategy; for the Whiteman Air Force Base on transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce; and on various human resources topics at the Missouri Rural Water Association Operators Conference.

Headquartered in Columbia, Mo., Alliance Water Resources is a leading provider of professional operations and maintenance services for community water and wastewater systems in Middle America. The company prides itself in its unique understanding of the needs of communities in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Kansas.