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About Dick DeVos

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

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 served as 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. DeVos also funded 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 Michigan State Board of Education. As chair/co-chair, he has led 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 more than 40 years and they have four children – Rick DeVos, Elissa DeVos Lowery, Andrea DeVos Abraham, and Ryan DeVos – and 10 grandchildren.

Latest Tweets

Next month celebrates the 25-year anniversary of the merger between Butterworth and Blodgett to create @SpectrumHealth. The encourager my father was, he helped guide the process of working together to become the county's largest employer and nationally recognized health system.

Last month, the @griffinshockey and @DetroitRedWings announced a 5-year extension of the now 20-year partnership! The culture that surrounds this team exemplifies our city. Congrats to my brother Dan and all involved in guiding the franchise. Go Griffins! http://www.mlive.com/sports/2022/07/red-wings-extend-partnership-deal-with-grand-rapids-griffins.html

Tomorrow marks the start of the 2022 @GLNsummit! We all have a vision for a better future, and leaders have a responsibility to make that future a reality! There's still time to register - I promise it's well worth your while! http://register.globalleadership.org

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For #TransformationTuesday, I want to encourage your vote in today's Primary election - advancing candidates that best represent your values. As for my family, we believe @TudorDixon has the best plan to make Michigan’s families stronger, communities safer and economy healthier.

My good friend @arthurbrooks recently published his 100th article as @TheAtlantic's Chief Happiness Correspondent! He sat down with my brother @Doug_DeVos to discuss living with enjoyment, satisfaction, and purpose. Check it out at http://TheBelievePodcast.com!

Latest News

October 24, 2021
DeVos and Haworth: New corporate welfare is not the answer to Ford's southern investments

December 3, 2020
"Opinion: Business handouts unfairly waste Michigan's money" written by: Dick DeVos

Current Board & Leadership Positions

The Windquest Group
Chairman, 2020-Present
President, 2002-2020

Board of Directors, Alticor/Amway
2019-Present

Governing Board, Orlando Magic (NBA)
1994–Present

Grand Action Committee, 1992–Present
Co-Chairman, 1992-2018
Co-Chairman, Grand Action 2.0, 2020-Present

American Enterprise Institute Board of Trustees
2017-Present

Board of Directors, Wakestream Ventures
2012-Present

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

Board of Directors, RDV Corporation, 1991–Present
Chairman, 2009–2019

Chairman, The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation