NADA Board of Directors

Joshua "Josh" Johnson

Wisconsin

Josh Johnson is CEO of Don Johnson Auto Group in Rice Lake, Wis. As a fifth generation dealer, he grew up in the business, first detailing vehicles as a child, getting his sales license when he turned 18, and then progressing through various positions after returning to the business following his career with General Mills. Johnson represents Wisconsin’s franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. (Term: January 2019-March 2022)

Industry Service

  • Board member, Wisconsin Auto and Truck Dealers Association, 2010-2017
  • Chairman, Wisconsin Auto and Truck Dealers Association, 2016
  • Chairman Elect, Wisconsin Auto and Truck Dealers Association, 2015
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Wisconsin Auto and Truck Dealers Association, 2014
  • Member, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Automotive Maintenance Technician Advisory Committee, 2015-present
  • Board member, Heartland Chevy Dealers Local Marketing Association, 2014-present

Community Service

  • Board member, Rice Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 2012-present
  • President, Rice Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 2016-2017
  • Vice President, Rice Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 2015-2016
  • Trustee, University of Wisconsin Barron County Foundation, 2012-2018
  • Treasurer, University of Wisconsin Barron County Foundation, 2013-2017
  • Board member, Boys & Girls Club of Barron County, 2007-present
  • President, Boys & Girls Club of Barron County, 2009-2010
  • Vice President, Boy & Girls Club of Barron County, 2008-2009
  • Member, Hayward Area Rotary Club, 2007-present
  • Board member, Leadership Barron County, 2010-2016
  • President, Leadership Barron County, 2012-2013
  • Vice President, Leadership Barron County, 2011-2012

Awards

  • Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award, 2018
  • Automotive News 40 Under 40 – Retail Award, 2016
  • Barron Electric Megawatt Community Service Award, 2014
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Barron County Champion for Youth Award, 2008

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
  • Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Babson College, Wellesley, Mass.
  • NADA Dealer Academy, Tysons, Va.
  • General Motors University of Automotive Management, Troy, Mich.

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Don Johnson Auto Group
734 West Avenue
Rice Lake, WI 54868
www.donjohnsonautogroup.com

Franchises

  • Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, RAM

Committees

2020
Data, Dealership Operations, Regulatory Affairs

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