Guest Lecture: Steve Scheel

Steve ScheelCreating a Postive Work Environment

Thursday, October 24 | 3:00-5:00 PM
NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall

Free and open to the public, however registration is requested.
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Steve Scheel, CEO and Board Chair for Scheels, will present a guest lecture regarding creating and maintaining a culture of nurturing positivism and progress in organizations of all types. Regardless if your organization is a university, retail store, or non-profit, his lecture will help employers and employees create an atmosphere of ownership and pride.

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, Moorhead, and Sioux Falls before taking over as President, CEO, and Chairman in 1989. Steve currently serves as CEO and Board Chair for Scheels, with over 5,400 associates and 24 stores in 10 states. Scheels currently operates the twelve largest sporting goods stores in the USA. Scheels Corporate Headquarters is located in Fargo.

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, and as a Regent for Concordia College. Steve currently serves as a Director at Bell State Bank and Trust in Fargo-Moorhead, On the Global Leadership Council for the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College, and 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.

Steve’s passions outside of work currently include road biking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, skiing, hobby farming, and hunting & fishing. Steve and his wife Eileen have five adult children, eleven grandchildren, and live in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Mr. Scheel's guest lecture is sponsored by the NDSU Division of Performing Arts.

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Please park in the "T" Lot, located south of 12th Avenue North and east of 16th Street North. Beckwith Recital Hall is located in the Reineke Fine Arts Center Music Education Building, or number 16 on the map below. Click here for a full campus map.

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