Colonel Angela Steward-Randle
Director of Human Resources
Minnesota National Guard
Colonel Angela Steward-Randle is the Director of Human Resources responsible for recruitment/staffing, training, compensation and benefits, equal employment opportunity and labor relations functions for approximately 2500 full-time employees, which support over 13,500 traditional Air and Army Minnesota National Guard members. Simultaneously, she is assigned as the Deputy Commander of the Medical Detachment, Minnesota Army National Guard. In this role she is responsible for ensuring the medical readiness of the 11,000 members of the Minnesota Army National Guard.
Colonel Steward-Randle has had a career serving in various leadership and staff positions providing services, training, and guidance as the State Equal Employment Manager, State Inspector General, Deputy State Surgeon, the Deputy Director of Logistics and an Executive Officer of a brigade-size element, managing and operating within 11 different communities located throughout Minnesota from as far north as Chisholm, south in Austin, west in Olivia and east in Stillwater. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Family Programs, where she managed two of six of The Adjutant General’s priorities. In this position, she developed and executed a strategic program embraced by leaders that ensured diversity through inclusion and family readiness matters are culturally incorporated into organizational, operational and administrative processes required to transform the Minnesota National Guard beyond 2016 and well into the future.
Colonel Steward-Randle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the College of Saint Benedict, in May 1988. At the same time, she received a commission as a Medical Service Corps Officer and has served as a traditional Soldier in the Minnesota Army National guard for 27 years and in a full-time status for nearly 15 years. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development form Concordia University.
Colonel Steward-Randle has deployed twice, the first in 2003-2004 to Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian and the second time in 2009-2010 to Basra, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
FEB First Vice Chairman
DOL Wage & Hour Division
David King is the District Director of the Minneapolis Office of the US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. The Minneapolis District Office is responsible for the enforcement of Federal Labor Law in Minnesota and Wisconsin. David began his Wage and Hour career in 1997 as an investigator in the Denver District Office/Sioux Falls field station. In 2010 David was promoted to Assistant District Director in the Tampa Florida District Office. While in the Tampa DO ADD King supervised agriculture investigation programs completing numerous investigations and beginning cooperative agreements between the agency and agricultural entities. David was promoted to District Director of the Minneapolis District Office in June 2015.
David has earned the Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award on eight occasions as an investigator and as a manager for work in retail, agriculture and restaurant industries. David has provided training in the agency on the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Prior to employment with WHD David was a musician in the US Army, taught in the public schools of South Dakota and was the principal tubist with the South Dakota Symphony.
David graduated from high school in Wyoming and holds degrees from South Dakota State University and Bowling Green (Ohio) State University.
FEB Second Vice Chairwoman
Field Office Director
Housing and Urban Development
Michele K. Smith has been Field Office Director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Minneapolis Field Office since May of 2016. As Field Office Director, Ms. Smith is HUD's principal management official and agency representative for the State of Minnesota. She is responsible for strategic leadership, planning, decision making, education and community outreach for the Field Office. Prior to becoming Field Office Director Ms. Smith was the Director of Community Planning and Development in the Minneapolis Field Office where she oversaw the administration of a range of HUD programs, including the Community Development Block Grant Program, the HOME Investment Partnership Program and the Continuum of Care Program. Before coming to Minnesota Michele worked in HUD’s San Juan Field Office as a Senior CPD Representative and also worked in HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs in Washington, D.C. She began her career in the Federal government in 1995 after being selected as a Presidential Management Intern. Her first assignment was with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthcare for the Homeless Program. Ms. Smith received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Iowa and an M.A. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.
Veteran's Affairs, Debt Management Center
John Scott is currently a Program Analyst for the Department of Veterans Affairs – Debt Management Center. He started with the organization in 2009 and is responsible for analyzing and maintaining the productivity performance database for 72 people. In a culture of doing more with less, employee productivity is a key.
Before the Department of Veterans Affairs, John was the President of Sections Incorporated, a local manufacturing company. His experience in the private sector dealing with productivity and profitability bring additional assets to the FEB Treasurer Position.
John was the Congressional Liaison in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division, from January 1969 to January 1971.
John received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University in 1988 and has taken International Management classes from the University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business. John is currently a White Belt in Lean Six Sigma and is working on the Black Belt certification.
Federal Executive Board of Minnesota
Department of Interior, Inner Office of the Secretary
Stegeman-Horwitz was previously with the Transportation Security Administration serving as Regional Program Analyst for Operations from 2013-1015. In this role, Ms. Stegeman-Horwitz was the primary adviser on screening operations for twelve states and 106 airports. She was a Subject Matter Expert in Risk Based Security and security technology; deployed to conduct efficiency and program evaluations. Ms. Stegeman-Horwitz worked on national committees to write operational procedures and to develop new operational performance reports. She also served as the Regional Emergency Coordinator.
Ms. Stegeman-Horwitz started her career with TSA in 2003 as the Stakeholder Liaison at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport and in 2005 became the Stakeholder Manger for the State of Minnesota. She successfully managed the relationships between TSA and its external stakeholders at nine airports and served as the Subject Matter Expert for checkpoint and checked baggage design and construction as well as new security initiatives. Ms. Stegeman-Horwitz was a mentor in the TSA Mid-Level Leadership Development program for five years, providing guidance and support to developing leaders.
Prior to serving the TSA, Ms. Stegeman-Horwitz worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as a Civil Aviation Security Specialist. A native Minnesotan, Ms. Stegeman-Horwitz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Minnesota.
Marianne Pagerit will begin her role as Assistant Director with the Federal Executive Board in January 2018. Previously she worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development as an Equal Opportunity Specialist in the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. She worked to promote access to fair housing by monitoring and evaluating recipients of federal funds and investigating discrimination complaints. Prior to HUD, Marianne worked at the United States Peace Corps as a Recruiter and a Recruitment Supervisor. As a Recruitment Supervisor Marianne was selected for multiple task teams focused on agency improvements. During her time with the Federal Government, Marianne has been recognized for leadership and collaborative teamwork. She has also developed skills in data analysis throughout her career. Marianne holds a Masters Degree in International Politics from American University, and a Bachelors Degree in International Relations and German from Concordia College, Moorhead MN.