January 10-12, 2019
Scott Gieseke of New Ulm, Minnesota, joined the ATA in May 2015. He has over 15 years of experience in technology and information systems, including expertise with hardware, networking and data-systems software used by hundreds of professionals worldwide.
Scott’s primary focus is supporting and supplying ATA staff with useful, robust tools to help advance ATA programs, manage the ATA’s vast membership and partner data, and add value to every ATA membership. Scott also provides valuable expertise to the ATA Deer Protection Program. He manages the program’s documentation and requirements for each partner, and supports its mission to do as much as possible to curtail and prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease.
Scott grew up on his parents’ farm near New Ulm, where he gained a strong connection to the outdoors. Scott and his wife, Deanna, have three children: Emma, Sam and Noah — an architecture student at North Dakota State University.
Scott’s hobbies include camping, woodworking, studying architecture, listening to blues music, attending classic-auto shows, and following his children’s events in golf, basketball, volleyball and gymnastics. He hunts white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, waterfowl, pheasants, coyotes and antelope. Scott is also involved in the local youth football association, where he has coached for five years and been a board member for nine years.
Scott earned a civil engineering certificate from South Central Technical College, and then worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation as a surveyor, designer and inspector before working in information technology. He was one of three designers who laid out the track alignment for Minneapolis’ Hiawatha Light Rail Line. He and his wife also operated an underground directional-drilling and trenching company that subcontracted for Qwest Communications in Minnesota for a year.