NADA Board of Directors

Donovan A. Bertsch

North Dakota

Donovan A. Bertsch is president of Theel Inc. in Bottineau, N.D. He started in the automotive business in 1984 when he purchased Theel Inc. Bertsch represents North Dakota's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. (Term: February 2008-January 2017)

Community Service

  • North Dakota Council for Vocational Education (present)
  • Governor's Job Training and Education Forum (present)
  • President, Metigoshe Ministries Bible Camp, 1996-2002
  • Chairman, Minot State University-Bottineau Development Foundation, 1996-1998


  • Time Dealer of the Year Award winner for North Dakota, 2005
  • Bottineau Jaycees' Outstanding Community Leader Award, 1990
  • North Dakota State University-Bottineau Young Alumni Award
  • Bottineau Chamber of Commerce's Distinguished Service Award


  • North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.

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Theel Inc.
514 West 11th St.
Bottineau, ND 58318


  • Buick, Chevrolet


ATAE/NADA (co-chairman), Convention, NADA PAC (vice chairman), NADA PAC President's Club (co-chairman west), Strategic Planning Task Force, 100th Anniversary

ATAE/NADA, Convention (chairman & vice chairman), Dealership Operations, NADA PAC (vice chairman, secretary/treasurer), Government Relations, Nominating, Public Affairs, Regulatory Affairs

NADA Executive Positions
Region III Vice Chairman (2012)