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.
Acting Executive Director
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.