Human Resources Director
Roberta (Robbie) Kety manages Tampa Bay Water’s Human Resources Department.
As the Human Resources Director, she oversees and provides consultation to management on strategic recruitment and staffing, succession planning, total rewards and compensation, benefit administration, training and development, budget, legal compliance, and employee relations. She is responsible for planning, designing, developing, and evaluating human resource-related initiatives that support organizational strategic goals. In addition, she leads the performance management and talent assessment. She is responsible for negotiating and administering employee insurances and benefits.
Prior to joining Tampa Bay Water, Ms. Kety gained extensive Human Resources experience from her work in a variety of settings and industries: a short-term acute care psychiatric hospital, a community hospital, a Harvard University teaching hospital, an international consulting firm, a software company, and municipal government (Town of Plymouth, MA and the City of Quincy, MA). She has significant experience in employee relations, labor relations, labor contract negotiations, grievance hearings, disciplinary matters, discrimination and harassment investigations.
Ms. Kety has also worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Massachusetts where she prosecuted domestic violence, sexual assault, child and elder abuse cases. She developed a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system and the complexities of the human condition. Based on this work, Ms. Kety is acutely aware and empathic regarding the impact of alcohol and drug addiction, financial hardships, and interpersonal dynamics on people in general and on the employee population.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Boston University, a Master of Science in Management degree from Lesley University, and a Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law. She also is an Executive Certified Professional from the International Public Management Association-Human Resources.
Ms. Kety has been employed by Tampa Bay Water since 2014.