Dick DeVos has experience in both the private and public sectors. He has been an employee, owner, community activist, and a gubernatorial candidate. As a former CEO of Amway, he helped to build the company’s international business in the 1990s until the early 2000s. DeVos is the founder and owner of a private equity firm. He has also orchestrated many improvements in many of the underserved communities the state.
He was born and raised in Michigan, and he knows the state very well. He was able to get more flights in and out of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids by working directly with the airlines. Mr. DeVos is active in implementing ways to improve education. DeVos has succeeded in every one of his roles except when, in 2006, he did not win the race for governor in Michigan. His wife, however, served in the Trump Administration from 2017 to 2020.
Dick DeVos is a highly regarded member of his community and a well known philanthropist. He is wealthy, and his donations have surpassed $2 million. He and his wife opened a charter school in Michigan for studies in aviation. His current business endeavor, Windquest Group, operates successfully in Grand Rapids. The area of education has long been in the career path of Mrs. DeVos. As the 16th United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos strived to achieve what she believes most American parents are seeking for their children. She wants families to have the option of school choice which could improve the quality of education across the country, and that is the goal of Dick and Betsy DeVos.