Board of Directors: John Schneider
Economic Development & Finance Division Director
North Dakota Department of Commerce
John Schneider is the Economic Development & Finance Division Director at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. Schneider leads the state's economic development strategy and assists in coordinating the state's economic development resources to attract, retain and expand wealth.
A native of Knox, ND, Schneider was raised on a diversified farm and learned early on the value of agriculture and rural North Dakota. Schneider previously served as Executive Director for the Agricultural Products Utilization Commission over the last 16 years. He was the Interim State Director of the Small Business Development Centers overseeing nine regional offices, and was the Executive Director for Harvey Area Economic Development and the Wells County Job Development Authority. Over his 25-year career Schneider has worked on a local, regional and state level developing and assisting small and larger businesses plan, develop and construct operations in all corners of the State.