The Grand Rapids, Michigan based businessperson Dick DeVos has a different way of looking at success than the majority of his contemporaries, which is an outlook on life that has impressed me immensely as I look through the achievements of Dick DeVos. I first became aware of Dick DeVos when he was working to bring the charter school and school charter system to Florida, but what I did not know was the range of impressive business choices the former President of the AmWay group had already undertaken. After attending public schools Dick DeVos entered the AmWay Group his father had established and took roles in various departments to get to know the business; becoming head of the international business side of the company in the 1980s was the moment Dick DeVos led the business in a new direction. I discovered the links between Dick DeVos and Florida go as deeply as his stewardship of the Orlando Magic NBA Franchise that DeVos remains a member of the Board of Governors of. After taking control of the AmWay Group I was amazed at the level of success Dick DeVos found with the company, which led to his continued work with his own Windquest Holdings company he leads as President.
Dick Devos understands a lot about the problems facing the people of the world in terms of education, which has led to him using his abilities and faith to reach across political lines and improve life for young people around the world. Reading about Dick DeVos I was amazed at the number of groups he has joined as a member of the board of directors; included in the educational groups DeVos works with are his boardroom activities with the Thunderbird School of Global Management I recently read the DeVos family provide a scholarship for students from third world countries. Dick DeVos is also Chairman of the West Michigan Aviation Academy that has taken the charter school program to an entirely new level, in my opinion.
As a member of the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce board and on the board of the Grand Action Plan DeVos is hoping to improve life across Michigan. I admire the work of Dick DeVos with the Willow Creek Association that hopes to bring Christian values and ethics to the people of the U.S. who have lost their faith.