Prior to being elected South Dakota’s 33rd state treasurer, Josh Haeder was the managing partner of Haeder Organization, LLC based in Huron, SD. Haeder Organization is a property management company that focuses on affordable housing and lodging. Haeder served 4 1/2 years as the Northeast Director for US Senator Mike Rounds who is a member of the Banking Committe.
Haeder’s experience includes time as the chief operating officer for a national credit counseling agency that assists individuals and families considering bankruptcy. He also spent several years in business and agricultural banking management. Haeder’s education includes a B.S. in Public Safety Management and a M.A. in Intelligence and Global Security from Point Park University.
Haeder has been married to his wife Amanda for six years, and they have two young daughters at home, Maggie age 4 and Laikyn age 2. In his spare time, Haeder is a public address announcer for sporting activities, enjoys practicing mixed martial arts, pheasant hunting, fishing and watching Minnesota Twins baseball.
Josh Haeder is passionate about serving South Dakota by protecting citizens’ money and state accounts against cyber threats and through financial wellness education for young people. Regarding his public service, Haeder lives by the quote “If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter.”