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Johnny C. Maxon

FEB Chair
Deputy Director, JDET Minneapolis
Department of Defense

Johnny C. Maxon is a graduate of Rochester Mayo Senior High School, and he began his Naval career in February 1983 in San Diego, California with additional training in Denver, Colorado and Key West, Florida. During his 22 years of active duty Naval service, he served onboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) in Alameda, California; Naval Air Reserve Center Minneapolis, MN; USS PRINCETON (CG 59) in Long Beach, CA; Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, NAS Fallon, Nevada; United Nation Command/Combined Forces Command (UNC/CFC), Seoul, Republic of Korea; Afloat Training Group Western Pacific, Yokosuka, Japan; and with Reserve Intelligence Area (RIA) TEN, in Rosemount and Minneapolis, MN.

Upon his retirement in September 2004, he served as a contractor with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Honolulu, Hawaii-based Division working for the U.S. Pacific Command’s Detachment in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2006 he was converted to a permanent Department of Defense position.

Johnny’s military awards include eight personal medals, two Combat Action Ribbons, and over 27 service awards; other recognitions include a Letter of Commendation from the Commander-in-Chief, Republic of Korea Armed Forces; a Letter of Appreciation for Service from the Commander-in-Chief; a Letter of Appreciation from the Governor of the State of Minnesota; and a Letter of Commendation from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense. Johnny was also the first recipient of the National-Level “Michael R. Wagoner” Award for outstanding support to the Naval Reserve.

Dana Chong Tim

FEB First Vice Chairman
Supervisory Agent in Charge
Federal Air Marshal Service

Mr. Chong Tim currently serves as the Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge of the Minneapolis Field Office where he provides leadership and oversight of the field office.

Prior to his current position Mr. Chong Tim worked in various capacities in the field of law enforcement since 1992. As the Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge of the San Francisco Field Office he led and directed all facets of the field office. While an Assistant Federal Security Director-Law Enforcement he led and directed numerous security and law enforcement programs and projects throughout the pacific. As the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge for the Las Vegas Field Office he managed personnel and programs. Mr. Chong Tim also served as a Training Instructor and Training Officer where he led the training initiatives for the Las Vegas Field Office. Prior to this, he flew domestic and international missions as a Federal Air Marshal.

Mr. Chong Tim was employed in local law enforcement in the State of Hawaii prior to joining the Federal Air Marshal Service. He held numerous positions to include the management of complex and sensitive investigations, crime scenes, crisis/emergency response and law enforcement personnel/programs.

He has served as a mentor and senior advisor for leadership programs and executive committees. Mr. Chong Tim has provided formal instruction in law enforcement policies and procedures in both professional and academic settings. He has held multiple leadership positions within the community and has regularly addressed large groups in public speaking engagements. He is a graduate of TSA’s Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP), the Federal Executive Boards Senior Leadership Program and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Pacific Executive Leaders Program.

Mr. Chong Tim is currently a doctoral student, pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership. He currently holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services with a concentration in Criminal Justice.


Wendall Meyer

FEB Second Vice Chairman
Division Administrator
Federal Highway Administration

Wendall Meyer became the Division Administrator for the Minnesota Division Office in March 2019. In this position, he is responsible for leading and implementing national strategic transportation initiatives and successful Federal-aid program delivery in Minnesota.

Mr. Meyer joined the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 1989 as a Highway Engineer Trainee. He has held key leadership and technical positions in numerous FHWA Division Offices including the past 11 years as the Division Administrator in North Dakota.

Mr. Meyer received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

He is married to Ann and they have two adult children Marissa and Justin, and a 15-year old beagle named Toby. His personal interests include travel, outdoor activities, and watching college football.


Jorgeana Williams

FEB Treasurer
Senior Budget Analyst
Department of Veterans Affairs

Jorgeana Williams is a Senior Budget Analyst with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Debt Management Center (DMC). Jorgeana is responsible for managing the Center’s budget, procurements and government purchase cards. Prior to the DMC, Jorgeana worked for the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) where she held the position of Dept Management Specialist. In this capacity she managed the Financial Management Division (FMD) Civil Penalties program providing customer service by ensuring proper payment posting, collecting debt payments, arranging payment plans and ensuring proper posting of customers payments.

Jorgeana is a native of Kansas City, MO and was a foster care provider for the state of MN for over 20 years.

Andria Horwitz

Executive Director
Federal Executive Board of Minnesota
Department of Interior, Inner Office of the Secretary

Ms. Horwitz has been the Executive Director of the Federal Executive Board (FEB) of Minnesota since 2017, working to increase effectiveness of government by strengthening coordination of government activities. Ms. Horwitz also served as the Assistant Director of the FEB from 2015-2017. Prior to the FEB, Ms. Horwitz was with the Transportation Security Administration serving as Regional Program Analyst for Operations from 2013-1015. In this role, Ms. 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. 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. 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. Horwitz worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as a Civil Aviation Security Investigator. A native Minnesotan, Ms. Horwitz received her degree from the University of Minnesota.

Marianne Pagerit

Assistant Director
Federal Executive Board of Minnesota
Department of Interior, Inner Office of the Secretary

Marianne Pagerit began 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.