Staff & Fellow Profiles

Devan Schaefer

Devan Schaefer currently serves as a Wealth Management Officer at First Bank and Trust, located in Brookings, SD. Schaefer obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics and a Master of Science degree in Economics from South Dakota State University in 2021 and 2023, respectively. During his graduate studies, Schaefer conducted research on the impact of industry clusters on wages throughout the United States. At First Bank and Trust, Schaefer's responsibilities include analyzing portfolios and internal data, as well as providing wealth clients with expert advice on economic trends, investment decisions, and estate planning.