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Biography

Dick DeVos has spent his business career working in a variety of executive positions at Amway, the NBA’s Orlando Magic, and The Windquest Group where he currently serves as its President.

As President of Amway from 1993 to 2002, DeVos held responsibility for all aspects of the company’s operations in 50 countries and six continents. In his final fiscal year of service, Amway reported sales of $4.5 billion. Prior to assuming the Presidency, he served as Vice President – Amway International where he held responsibility for the company’s operations in 18 countries outside North America. Under his leadership, the company opened new markets and tripled international sales to exceed domestic sales for the first time in the company’s history. DeVos became President and CEO of the Orlando Magic when his family acquired the team in 1991, a role he held for three years.

In addition to business roles, DeVos has been a leader in a wide range of community initiatives.  He started the Education Freedom Fund, which awarded more than 4,000 scholarships to underprivileged children in Michigan, the West Michigan Aviation Academy, (a High School that aims to provide a rigorous educational program through an aviation focus), and has served on the State Board of Education. He has led as chair/co-chair various Grand Rapids area downtown revitalization and regional health care improvements including a $75M downtown arena, a $212M convention center, a $130M heart hospital, a $90M medical school and a $30M Downtown Market.  He was the Republican candidate for Governor of Michigan in 2006.  His New York Times best-selling book, “Rediscovering American Values”, was published in 1997 and is available in seven languages.

DeVos is a two time National Champion sailor, a qualified jet aircraft and helicopter pilot, and a graduate of Northwood University. DeVos has been married to the former Betsy Prince for over 38 years and they now have seven children and six grandchildren.

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Latest News

May 17, 2016
Program Encourages Boy Scouts’ STEM Education

A new program aims to prepare West Michigan Boy Scouts for jobs in science and technology. The local Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday announced its Build Character Today, Lead Tomorrow campaign.

April 3, 2016
Melges 32 Lauderdale Cup - Overall

Congratulations to Dick DeVos on Volpe as he is the 2016 Melges 32 Lauderdale Cup Champion, simultaneously snapping up the first ever Blue Water Series Ranking Champion title.

Current Board & Leadership Positions

The Windquest Group
President, 2002–Present

AEI Board of Trustees, 2017-Present

Grand Rapids Econ Club Chair, 2016-Present

Board of Directors, Willow Creek Association; 1997-Present
(Vice-Chairman 2007-Present)

Co-Chairman, Grand Action Committee; 1992-Present

Founder and Board President, West Michigan Aviation Academy; Sept. 2010-Present

Board of Directors, Spectrum Health System, 2010-Present;
Vice-Chair, 2011-2015;
Chairman, Sept. 2015 – Present

Governing Board, Orlando Magic, 1994–Present

Board of Directors, RDV Corporation, 1991–Present
(Chairman, 2009–Present)

Board of Directors, The Windquest Group; 1990-Present

Chairman, The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation