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John Iverson

John Iverson

Iverson Chrysler Center
Mitchell, South Dakota

“Our dealerships encourage and enable employees to join, teach, serve and become involved in community affairs.”

“Our dealerships encourage and enable employees to join, teach, serve and become involved in community affairs,” nominee Iverson said. “That enablement builds spirit in individuals and helps leverage the potential of many.”

A 1976 graduate of Mitchell High School in Mitchell, Iverson has worked at his family’s dealership, founded as Iverson Motors in 1954, since 1971. “I began my career washing cars, running parts, changing tires and oil,” he remembered. He also managed the service and parts departments and sold cars before buying into the store in 1988.

“It was very rewarding to work in a small store in a small town and experience every department,” Iverson said. “We now have three stores in Mitchell and Huron, South Dakota, and we are committed to the advancement of those communities through volunteerism, philanthropic giving and community involvement.” His son Austen is the third generation to work in the family business.

With such deep roots in the area, Iverson is proud of bringing economic prosperity to Mitchell. When he was board president for the Mitchell Area Development Corporation in 1999-2000, he and other leaders secured a Cabela’s sporting goods store in the city. “The economic development that this business stirred in Mitchell continues to this day, and it has brought hundreds of millions of dollars to our community,” he said.

Other organizations Iverson supports include: Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation; Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce; LifeQuest Foundation (agency in Mitchell that supports individuals with developmental disabilities); Abbott House (treatment center in Mitchell for girls who suffered abuse or trauma); Big Brothers Big Sisters of America; Shriners Hospitals for Children; and many youth sports associations.

Iverson was nominated for the TIME Dealer of the Year award by Myron L. Rau, president of the South Dakota Automobile Dealers Association. He has two children and three grandchildren.