Betsy DeVos is a committed reformer. She ventured into campus politics while studying at Calvin College. For over 30 years, she has spearheaded several campaigns, political action committees, party organization. Mrs. DeVos has served as the Michigan Republican Party’s Chairperson. Her husband (Dick DeVos) is also a reformer – in 2006, he viewed for Michigan’s gubernatorial seat on a Republican ticket. Mrs. DeVos is the chairperson of the prestigious Windquest Group, a global company that invests in manufacturing, technology, and clean energy. Together with her husband, she established the firm in 1989. She pursues reform via a couple of nonprofit roles and charitable giving.
About Dick DeVos
DeVos is part of an outstanding class of astute business leaders who have excelled in a multitude of fields. He played a major role in the international growth and managed one of the top NBA’s franchises. He dedicates his effort to various alternative, clean energy, and charitable organizations, and has aided in the creation of a culture of devoted stewardship and philanthropy. He is a role model to many people ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs, students, and young stewards.
Family life and Education
DeVos has been married to Betsy for more than 30 years. They are blessed with four children, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters. He pursued his high school education at the Forest Hills Public Schools, and subsequently joined Northwood University and earned his Business Administration degree.
Journey to success
DeVos joined Amway Corporation in 1974, and he managed several divisions such as research & development, marketing, finance, sales, and manufacturing. His commitment to excellence and hard work paid off, and in 1984, he ascended to the position of vice president of firm’s day-to-day operations in 18 nations. In 1989, he left the company on his own terms to establish a private investment, The Windquest Group, a firm that specializes in manufacturing and selling closet and storage organizers.
Amway Corporation purchased NBA’s Orlando Magic Basketball and appointed DeVos to manage it. He managed to strike a balance in running the Basketball franchise and his private venture, Windquest Group.
An eventful tenure at Amway Corporation
In 1993, his father appointed him as the president of the company. He was instrumental in the implementation of a historic restructuring of Amway Corporation, which resulted in the creation of a new umbrella company known as Alticor Corporation. It encompassed the Access Business Group, the Quixtar Corporation, and the Amway Corporation. Under Alticor, the company increased its operations to over 50 countries across the six continents.