Harvey C. Jewett is the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Rivett Group, L.L.C., of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Prior to the sale of the Super 8 Motels franchise company to HFS in 1993, Mr. Jewett was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Super 8 Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of Super 8 Motels, Inc. He currently is a member of the Super 8 Motels, Inc., Franchisee Advisory Board, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jewett Drug Co., Inc., also of Aberdeen, and a member of the Board of Directors of D & K Healthcare Resources, Inc.
Mr. Jewett is a partner in the Aberdeen law firm of Siegel, Barnett & Schutz. He received his law degree from the University of South Dakota in 1973 and was the editor-in-chief of the South Dakota Law Review.
Mr. Jewett is currently President of the South Dakota Board of Regents. He served as Chairman of the Governor’s Commission on K-12 Education in South Dakota. He also serves as Chairman of the Great Plains Education Foundation, Inc., Dakota Corp. Scholarship Program, and the Catholic Foundation for Eastern South Dakota. He is a Trustee of the College of St. Benedict and a member of the Joint Governance and other committees for St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict. He is a member of numerous Boards of foundations and corporations.
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