Aaron Scheibe assumed his role as the Deputy Commissioner of the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) in June 2014.
A Pierre native, Scheibe served as a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State for 12 years prior to returning home to South Dakota. During that time, he advised U.S. ambassadors at our embassies in Belarus and Azerbaijan, and served in a variety of positions at the Department of State’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.. His diplomatic work focused on international economic, commercial, and legal issues, including promoting U.S. exports, advising U.S. companies on market entry and dispute resolution, and negotiating international agreements, including trade treaties at the World Trade Organization.
Scheibe earned his juris doctorate from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He and his wife Laura have two young sons, Elias and Anders.