NADA Board of Directors

H. Douglas Knust

NADA Legislative Affairs Committee Chairman
South Dakota

H. Douglas Knust is president of Harry K Chevrolet-Buick, in Chamberlain, S.D., and president of Harry K Ford Store in Winner, S.D. He started in the automotive business in 1986, working at his family's dealership, where he has been a salesman, sales manager and general manager. Knust represents South Dakota's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. (Term: February 2008-January 2018)

Community Service

  • Founder and advisor, CMS Explorers Club, a service organization for middle school boy
  • Board member, St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, S.D.
  • Religious education teacher, St. James Catholic Church
  • Coach, Inter-City Junior High School basketball, 1986
  • Member, South Dakota Development Corp. (appointed by the governor)
  • Former member, South Dakota Motor Vehicle Consumer Protection Task Force (appointed by the governor)


  • NFL/Ameriquest Mortgage Neighborhood All-Star, 2005
  • "Friend of Education," Chamberlain Education Association, 1993 and 2002
  • Chamberlain-Oacoma Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, 2009
  • Chamberlain Area Prairie Family Business of the Year Award, 2008


  • Bachelor's degree, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.

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Harry K Chevrolet-Buick Inc.
700 East Highway 16
P.O. Box 288
Chamberlain, SD 57325


  • Chevrolet, Buick, Lincoln, Ford


Legislative Affairs (chairman), Public Affairs, Empower Quality Control

Convention, Dealership Operations, Finance, Government Relations (chairman), Information Technology (chairman), NADA Retirement Administrators, Public Affairs