Chairs

Who Makes Up EWG?

EWG Chairs

Hon. Nancy Harvey Steorts

Nominating Co-Chair

Former Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and former President of Executive Women in Government, Nancy Harvey Steorts has had a distinguished career in government, political service, business, academia, media and real estate. President Ronald Reagan appointed Ms. Steorts Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and she was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate.

Diane Butts

Board Member

Diane Butts is a Senior Program Analyst at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG,) parent company of Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, DC. Among many projects, Diane manages the agency’s Awards program, manages and implements senior leadership programs, and communications for the Employee Viewpoint Survey. Previously, Diane served as Creative Director at VOA, in charge of branding, marketing, and promotion activities for VOA’s broadcast, online, and mobile products to global audiences. Her career includes more than 30 years in television producing and management, on-camera, and voice-over work. Diane has traveled to 31 countries, mostly for VOA – to produce news and health stories, and to market VOA’s programs.

As a producer, Diane won national and regional awards, including four ACE Awards. Diane currently holds board positions with the African American Federal Executive Association, the Panhellenic Council of Washington, D.C., and Executive Women in Government. She serves on the Ambassadors’ Council for N Street Village, is active in Xi Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the National Coalition of 100 Black Women; and Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D.C. Diane earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications at James Madison University, and two Master’s Certificates (International Marketing & Public Relations) from the University of Maryland. She is married with two adult sons.

Natasha Rountree

Program Committee Chair

Natasha Rountree has 27 years of federal government and private sector experience, serving in leadership and technical acquisition positions.  As the Chief of the Business Relations Branch at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Ms. Rountree is responsible for leading acquisition programs that improve the quality of investment and acquisition planning for items and services required to assist survivors impacted by disasters.  In this leadership role, Ms. Rountree has oversight for establishing relationships with federal, state, local, and non-governmental partners across the country, to guide businesses through the federal procurement process when assistance from the federal government is required.  Ms. Rountree is from Dayton, Ohio.

Renee Stevens

Membership Chair

Marilyn Quagliotti

Status of Women Chair

MG Marilyn Quagliotti, USA Retired is the Vice President for Development at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation. Before accepting this position, Marilyn served in the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House as Deputy Director Supply Reduction and the United States Interdiction Coordinator.  Prior to that she served 32 years in the U.S. Army, where she was a trailblazer for women in leadership positions having served all over the world commanding 5 times at every level of Command to include the Theater level.  Significantly, she was the first women to command a Battalion in a Combat Division; And, the first women to be promoted to General Officer in the US Army Signal Corps.  Her assignments also included joint assignments; first with the Joint Staff at the Pentagon and then as Vice Director of a major Defense Agency with a global mission and large fiduciary responsibilities. When she was much younger, she has even been known to have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.

Shoshana Grove

Nominating Co-Chair

Shoshana Grove is an award-winning executive with more than 35 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors. In her current role as Chief Executive Officer at International Bridge, Inc., she has primary responsibility for driving the company’s global parcel delivery strategies. Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Grove served as Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer of the Postal Regulatory Commission, the regulatory body charged with oversight of the United States Postal Service (USPS). With $69 billion in revenue and nearly 500,000 employees, USPS is the world’s largest postal operator.  Earlier in her career, Ms. Grove was Manager of Ground Products at the United States Postal Service, where she managed relationships with some of the Postal Service’s largest mailers and business partners.

Ms. Grove serves on the Boards Executive Women in Government (EWG) and The Parcel Shippers Association and she Chairs Women in Delivery and Logistics Services. Ms. Grove is a Lifetime Member and Past President of EWG.

Jennifer Holtz

Bylaws Chair

Working at the intersection of tech and telecom, public safety, policy, and law, Jennifer serves as the Deputy Division Chief for Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. Jennifer joined EWG as a protégé in the inaugural cohort of the mentoring program while serving as a senior communications program specialist at the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Jennifer has extensive communications policy experience in both the public and private sector, including federal agencies, law and consulting firms, industry, and trade associations.
Jennifer previously served as a trustee for the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation, where she developed a mentoring program, oversaw various financial award programs for college and law school students, and modernized the scholarship program to a digital platform. In her spare time, Jennifer provides job and networking strategy services for professionals and students through her small business, Second Wind Career Strategies. Jennifer also enjoys spending time with her shih-tzu, Gabi.
Jennifer earned her law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law, graduate degrees from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University.

Jackie Escobar

Communications Chair

2002 West Point graduate, 2010 Columbia SIPA MPA. Served on 3 combat deployments and 1 rotation to Korea. Currently serves as assistant executive officer to the Army Inspector General in Washington, DC. Selected for battalion command at Ft. Stewart.