Diane works to build strong working relationships between the Legislative and Executive branches and develops and strategizes legislative fixes to civil service reform. Her interest in public service started in high school when she served as a page in the Montana State Senate. She came to Washington D.C. as a Presidential Management Fellow where she worked in the civil service at both the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency. She has extensive legislative experience in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, including work on appropriations at the committee and personal staff level. Diane’s favorite public servant is her husband, Dennis Wagner, a 2016 Sammie winner, who works for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and makes a tremendous difference in improving the quality of health care and saving lives in the U.S.