Elizabeth Neumeier has been a full-time practitioner in the field of dispute resolution since 1983. Her primary area of practice is the arbitration of labor-management disputes. Ms. Neumeier served for 10 years as an arbitrator for United States Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers of America in Pittsburgh, PA. She expanded her practice to a wide variety of the private and public sectors after returning to her native Massachusetts in 1993.
Ms. Neumeier was admitted to the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA) in 1990 and served as a member of the NAA Board of Governors and as Vice President, and she continues to serve on numerous committees, nationally and for the New England region. She currently chairs the Program Committee for the Labor Arbitration Conference, sponsored by the University of Rhode Island Charles T. Schmidt, Jr. Labor Research Center in partnership with the NAA New England Region. In 1991-1992 she served President of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR), now the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).
Ms. Neumeier has a B.A. in Economics from New York University, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and is a member of the Massachusetts bar. Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick appointed Ms. Neumeier to the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board in 2008, where she served for eight years. She volunteers with the Maine Adaptive skiing program and on the Gloucester Local Cultural Council.