SFEB OFFICERS – 2022

CHAIR
Jennifer Watson – IRS

VICE CHAIR
Vikash Chhagan – SSA

EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE
Michael Look – HUD
Lisa K. Pearson – GSA
Lt. Col. Brian Robertson – DCMA
Michael Nielsen – FPS

SFEB STAFF
Executive Director
Diana de Forest

Conflict Resolution is now handled by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services. email: sharedneutrals@fmcs.gov

Geographic boundaries: The Seattle Federal Executive Board (SFEB) serves the federal community in Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Pierce, Mason, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston and Whatcom counties in Washington State.

Employees: The member agencies of the SFEB include 48,449 Federal employees including 27,891 military and 20,558 civilians as of 2021.

Membership: The SFEB Executive Leadership Council is comprised of leadership from 176 Federal agencies, including major military installations at Joint Base Lewis McChord and Puget Sound Navy Installations under Navy Region Northwest.

History: The SFEB was one of the original 10 FEBs established by President John F. Kennedy on November 10, 1961, via Executive Order.  There are currently 28 FEBs across the country.

Host Agency: The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the host agency, funding the SFEB staff, and the General Services Administration provides office space and IT support. From 2020-2022 the Federal Aviation Administration has supported the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program.

SFEB Staff: The SFEB currently has one full-time employee:

The Executive Director who manages all day-to-day operations other than the Conflict Resolution program which is managed by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services

Major Programs: The SFEB hosts Executive Leadership Council meetings 4 times per year and works on multiple programs within the FEB Network’s three strategic goals:

1) Emergency Preparedness
• Situational awareness briefings
• Emergency Notifications
• Maintaining leadership directory

2) Workforce Development
SFEB Associates Program
Conflict Resolution Program
• Annual Public Service Recognition Awards
• SFEB Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee (email info.sfeb@gsa.gov for details on how to join)

3) Strategic Partnerships
Combined Federal Campaign
• Executive Leadership Council meetings
• Convening or linking federal agencies on an ad hoc basis

FEBs operate under the oversight of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in accordance with regulations located at 5 CFR § 960.