Director of Mediation Services
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Lane Harstad is the Regional Director for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service stationed in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lane began his career as an F.M.C.S. Commissioner in 2005 and has provided significant collective bargaining related mediation and dispute resolution services within a wide array of industries and labor organizations, including Health Care, Manufacturing, Construction, Service and Hospitality, Public Utility, and Education. His work has included mediation and dispute resolution services in both the private and federal sectors of the upper Midwest United States.
In addition to his mediation and dispute resolution work Lane has provided numerous Joint Relationship Development and Training programs for organizations desiring to develop or improve constructive labor-management relationships. His training programs have assisted parties in establishing joint labor-management committees with the tools and processes for long term success. He has also trained bargaining teams and facilitated negotiations for parties utilizing collaborative “interest-based” approaches in collective bargaining.
Lane received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Minnesota in 1994 with an emphasis on Human Resource Management and Labor Studies. He has completed certificate coursework in collective bargaining at the George Meany Institute for Labor Studies in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Prior to joining the F.M.C.S., Commissioner Harstad served as President of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1116 in Duluth, Minnesota. As Principal Officer of the Local he was responsible for all administrative and financial functions as well as oversight of collective bargaining for private and public sector bargaining units ranging up to 1,700 employees. His responsibilities also included those of being a Trustee of the Local’s Multi-Employer Pension and Health Care Plans.
Lane has served as a trainer and facilitator for multiple internal F.M.C.S. professional development programs for agency staff and mediators. On numerous occasions he has been invited to give collective bargaining related presentations including the 2001 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference in Mexico City, Mexico, and the 2002 F.M.C.S. National Labor-Management Conference in Chicago, IL.
Colonel Angela Steward-Randle
FEB First Vice Chairwoman
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 Second 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.
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.
Alyssa L. Bryan
Federal Executive Board of Minnesota
Department of Interior, Inner Office of the Secretary
Alyssa L. Bryan is the Executive Director for the Federal Executive Board (FEB) of Minnesota located in Minneapolis, MN. The Minnesota FEB is given programmatic oversight from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) located in Washington D.C. The Office of the Secretary within the United States Department of Interior (DOI) provides administrative oversight and funding for the FEB of Minnesota.
Ms. Bryan has support responsibilities and operational oversight to create value to the public by fostering communication, coordination, and collaboration with all federal, state, and local government agencies. The FEB serves as a catalyst for communication, coordination, and collaboration among the 90 Federal agencies and military commands across the state. The FEB of Minnesota serves as the main point of contact to Washington D.C. for federal matters pertaining to the State of Minnesota and the Federal Executive Board's three primary lines of business which include:
- Emergency Preparedness, Security, and Employee Safety
- Workforce Development and Support
- Intergovernmental/Interagency Collaboration and Community Outreach
She serves as the FEB Executive Director, providing collaboration and leadership to the Policy Board in executing program goals and initiatives.
Ms. Bryan has a professional background in leadership, particularly as it concerns inter-cultural exchange. Prior to her role as Executive Director for the Federal Executive Board, she served as Assistant Director for five years. She began her Federal career as an educator and development worker with the United States Peace Corps. While in the Peace Corps, she lived in rural West Africa where she taught secondary school students in classrooms of up to 115 students each; she also mentored and trained her peers as a Peace Corps volunteer speaker and trainer. She has led the Federal Executive Board and its councils and partners through six years of successful inter-agency collaborations. She led coordination of Civil Servant of the Year, an event which honors up to 100 exceptional Federal employees, and attracts over 550 guests each year. She has facilitated the Federal Outreach and Leadership Development Program for 7 years as well, offering classroom sessions and outreach opportunities to Federal journeymen representing over 50 agencies in Minnesota. This program has fostered leadership development for the best and brightest Federal leaders and assists with the transition from supervisory role to upper management for many FOLD graduates.
Ms. Bryan is originally from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and graduated from Bethel University in 2005. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in French and Psychology, and continues to pursue a Masters in Organizational Leadership.
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.