NADA Board of Directors

Mark Birdnow


Mark Birdnow is president of a group of automotive related businesses in Northeast Iowa that includes four new-car dealerships. He began his career in 1972 selling cars and in 1976 purchased his first dealership, in Oelwein Iowa. Mark represents Iowa's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Auto Dealers Association. (Term: February 2012-January 2018)

Industry Service

  • Former chairman, Iowa Automobile Dealers Association, 2003-2004
  • Former treasurer, Iowa Automobile Dealers Association

Community Service

  • Board member, Hawkeye Community College, 1994-present
  • Chairman, Hawkeye Community College, 2000-present
  • Hawkeye Community College Foundation
  • Charter member and former president, Jesup Chamber of Commerce
  • Charter member, Jesup Economic Development Foundation
  • President, Lions Club, Jesup chapter
  • President's Club member, University of Iowa
  • Deacon in his church, served two three year terms
  • Council president in his church, served twice


  • Time Dealer of the Year Award winner for Iowa, 2004
  • "Friend of the Handicapped" by Goodwill industries for his support and hiring of handicapped individuals

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Birdnow Motor Trade
1440 S. Frederick Ave.
Oelwein, IA 50662


  • Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, Lincoln, Ram



Convention, Public Affairs, NADA PAC President's Club member

ATAE/NADA, Convention, Dealership Operations, Government Relations, Nominating, Public Affairs, Regulatory Affairs