Dick DeVos, A Great Man

Dick DeVos is an entrepreneur and a successful business man. DeVos is very successful. He is a two time National Champion sailor. He is also a qualified jet aircraft pilot. DeVos is also very educated. He earned his degree and graduated from Northwood University. As of today, Dick serves the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council. Dick was honored to be appointed by the United States Department of Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao.


Before joining the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council, DeVos had accomplished many great achievements. He has held many exclusive executive positions throughout his life. DeVos has worked with the National Basketball Association team, Orlando Magic and many other great companies. While working with the Orlando Magic Team, DeVos became the CEO of the company. He worked in this position for about three years of his career.


DeVos also worked at Amway for about 10 years. He gained lots of diverse experience while working at this company since he was responsible for the company’s operations nationwide. DeVos had to maintain business within the company for more than 50 countries. These 50 countries were spread out over more than 5 continents. While working at Amway, DeVos helped grow the company significantly. DeVos had millions of dollars of sales coming in at Amway.


In addition to being a great business man DeVos is also a very humane. DeVos has done many great deeds for the community. The first fund that Dick started off with was the education fund. The education fund helped more than 4,000 students, specifically in Michigan. He has also contributed to develop excellent health care for those in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. About $75 million dollars was used to improve health care facilities. Improvements for the down town area over all was done, including the new and improved convention center which was about $212 million dollars for renovations. A new down town market was built in the down town area along with a new medical school and hospital. With all of these accomplishments under his belt, DeVos has shown that he is not only a successful entrepreneur, but he is also a humble giving man as well.


DeVos is also a family man. He has been married for almost 40 years. He and his wife have seven children together. They are also proud grandparents of six grandchildren. DeVos is a very well rounded man!


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