NADA Board of Directors

Don “K” Kaltschmidt

Montana

Don “K” Kaltschmidt is dealer of Don “K” Chevrolet Subaru Chrysler in  Whitefish, Mont. He started in the automotive business in 1980 working as a salesman at City Chevrolet in San Diego after finishing his tour in the US Marine Corps. He left there to work at Harloff Chevrolet-BMW with management opportunities. In 1985, he moved back to his home state of Montana and got a job as sales manager before being promoted to general manager at Jim Dowen Chevrolet in Whitefish. He became sole owner in 1991 after buying out Dowen and Tommy Thomas and by 2011, he expanded to include Subaru, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. Kaltschmidt serves on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association, representing Montana's franchised new-car dealers. (Term: January 2016 - January 2019)

Industry Service

  • Past vice president, president, chairman and board member, Montana Automobile Dealers Association, 2006-2013
  • DEAC Chair, Montana Automobile Dealers Association, 2006-present
  • Member, Montana Automobile Dealers Association Trust, 2006-present
  • Member and president, Montana Chevy Dealers, 1992-1998

Community Service

  • President, Rotary Club, 1995-present
  • Member, Marine Corps League, 1990-present
  • President and member, FBIA, Chamber Board, Church positions, NRA, 1995-present
  • Republican National Committee, 1990
  • Delegate Republican National Convention, 2012
  • State Republican Party, 1990
  • United State Marine Corp, 1975-1981

Awards

  • Survey Media Best Dealer Flathead, 2012-2014
  • Chamber's Business of the Year, 2012
  • Time Dealer of the Year Award winner for Montana, 2015
  • U.S. Marine Corp Medals for good conduct, sharpshooter, 100 PFT

Education

  • Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Mont.

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Don “K” Chevrolet Subaru Chrysler
6219 Hwy 93
South Whitefish, MT 59937
www.donk.com

Franchises

  • Chevrolet, Subaru, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram

Committees

2018
Legislative Affairs, Regulatory Affairs

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