Nathan Lukkes assumed his role as the Deputy Commissioner of the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) in May 2012.
Lukkes began his professional career as an attorney in Sioux Falls, practicing primarily in the areas of business and transactional law, general litigation and estate planning. Prior to working for GOED, he served as the Legal Services Director for the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. Lukkes also serves as a Judge Advocate with the South Dakota Army National Guard and deployed to Afghanistan in 2010-2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lukkes obtained his juris doctorate and undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota. He and his wife, Kate, enjoy spending time with family and friends, running, camping and hiking. He also volunteers for Junior Achievement of South Dakota, teaching ethics to local youth.