Shane Goettle has more than two decades of experience in law, business, energy, agriculture, trade, finance and public affairs, combined with extensive work in and with local, state and federal governments. Prior to joining Odney, Shane served five years in Governor John Hoeven’s cabinet, heading the North Dakota Commerce Department and one year as U.S. Senator John Hoeven’s State Director. In his state role, Shane chaired the Governor’s Energy Policy Commission (EmPower ND). Shane previously had served in the George W. Bush Administration in Washington, D.C. in two notable roles: Counsel to the Chair of the Federal Housing Finance Board and Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of USDA-Rural Development.
Prior to Shane’s stint in public service at the federal and state level, he was a partner in the law firm of McGee, Hankla, Backes & Dobrovolny in Minot, North Dakota, with a concentration on small businesses, commercial transactions, real estate, securities, debtor/creditor law, and estate planning. In addition, Shane is a founder and co-owner of a family owned gravel company and a board member of a petro-chemical development company.
Shane is an advocate with a mind for policy. He knows how to assess, strategize and execute on complex projects and issues and get results. He utilizes his training in law, experience in business, and knowledge of how government works to give results-oriented service for clients.
A graduate of Stanley High School, North Dakota State University (B.S. Agricultural Economics), and Hamline University School of Law, Shane is active in the community, serving on several committees and boards, including Home on the Range (for troubled youth). Shane lives with his wife Brenda in Mandan, North Dakota. Together, they have six children.