The Executive Director of the Dallas-Fort Worth Federal Executive Board (FEB) coordinates shared initiatives between the 178 federal offices and agencies located in the Dallas area, which represents approximately 45,000 Federal employees.
Ms. Anderson began her Federal Career in 1988 as a Telecommunications Specialist with the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, in Los Angeles, California. She transitioned to Law Enforcement in 1995 as an Immigration Inspector. Ms. Anderson was afforded the opportunity to reside and work in several foreign countries and the Caribbean.
Starting in March 2008 with the Department of Homeland Security, Ms. Anderson was the Assistant Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Academy Training Center, Immigration Officer BASIC Training Program, where she managed the throughput of over 2,000 newly minted Immigration Services Officers. While at the Academy Training Center, she also served as Acting Deputy Director, ensuring Continuity of Operations during the Government shut-down October, 2013. She served as Immigration Services Officer Trainer, at the USCIS Dallas District and Oklahoma City Offices. In this position, she managed all aspects of the District’s Training Program, and was instrumental in conducting Naturalization Ceremonies in partnership with local courts, schools, and organizations, effectively Naturalizing over 1,000 new United States Citizens. Ms. Anderson also trained several Community Based Organizations in Immigration Law, and was actively involved in championing USCIS goals and objectives.
Immediately before joining the Dallas Ft. Worth Federal Executive Board, December 2016, Ms. Anderson served as a Supervisory Immigration Services Officer at USCIS Texas Service Center, collaborating with and assisting internal and external federal agencies in identifying training needs to thwart possible threats to National Security and public safety.
Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has earned certifications as Master Trainer and Professional Coach. Ms. Anderson has been married 22 years to James Anderson, a 30-year Counterterrorism Officer with DHS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; they have one daughter.
Ms. Anderson attributes much of her success to her two mentors, Kirt Thompson, and Chris Humphries. Ms. Anderson’s motto is….”just be lovely”.