Steve D. Scheel
PCPE Advisory Board Member
Steve Scheel was born and raised in Fargo, and graduated from Fargo Central High School and St. Olaf College with degrees in U.S. history, economics and political science. He served in the US Army from 1969 – 1971. Steve joined Scheels in 1972 and managed Scheels stores in Fargo, Casselton, Moorhead, and Sioux Falls before taking over as President, CEO, and Chairman in 1989. Steve currently serves as Board Chair for Scheels, with over 7,000 associates and 27 stores in 13 states. Scheels currently operates the fifteen largest sporting goods stores in the USA. Scheels Corporate Headquarters is located in Fargo and the company is owned by the employees.
As a volunteer, Steve has served on Boards and Committees for organizations ranging from the United Way and the Chamber of Commerce, to the Campfire Council, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, to the Moorhead Healthy Community Initiative and Junior Achievement, to Trinity and First Lutheran Church, MeritCare Health Systems, the Moorhead Economic Development Authority, Bell Sate Bank, and as a Regent for Concordia College, and on the Global Leadership Council for the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College. Steve currently works with the Legacy Children’s Foundation in Fargo. LCF is a new foundation working to help more young people in Fargo stay in school, understand what it means to be a contributing member of a community, and graduate from high school. Steve coached youth soccer and hockey in Moorhead for 16 years and currently helps with the Hunter Education program in Fargo.
Steve’s passions outside of work currently include mountain biking, snowshoeing, skiing, hobby farming, and hunting & fishing. Steve and his wife Eileen have five adult children, fourteen grandchildren, and live in Moorhead, Minnesota.