Have you seen the news about the DeVos family? Many reports have shown that their philanthropic giving has been charged up the past few years. With more than $139 in donations to cultural arts programs, education, community healthcare, and child learning centers, the DeVos Family Foundation has been busy. However, in addition, Dick DeVos and Betsy DeVos have co-founded a pilot school in their hometown.
West Michigan has seen a lot of help from the DeVos family in the past. After all, Dick DeVos is the son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos, who recently passed away. Dick DeVos has devoted much of his life to helping businesses. He runs his own company called the Windquest Group, which is a private equity firm for companies that want to make the world a better place.
In addition, he also serves on the FAA’s Management Advisory Council. This is a civilian board with airline executives and transportation authorities. DeVos was added to the council for his considerable work with his hometown airport, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. While the airport just saw 3.26 million passengers in 2018, it was hardly popular in the 1990s. DeVos used connections with AirTran Airways to open up new flights and bring in new business travelers to the airport, which is now an award-winning establishment.
It’s these types of projects that have helped DeVos become a popular face in Washington. Alongside his wife, the 11th US Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, he has helped place Grand Rapids on the map, including with building projects downtown to change the skyline. Now the business district has a convention center, performance hall, and sports arena.
Betsy DeVos serves as the 11th US Education Secretary. When Dick was at Calvin College, he met Betsy and they eventually married. Ever since, they have supported each other as they have run for different offices. Betsy support her husband during his governor’s run in 2006 in Michigan. He continues to support her from Grand Rapids, but he also visits Washington regularly to meet with the FAA’s Management Advisory Council.
DeVos will continue to meet with the Management Advisory Council and the FAA for the next year. His advice will guide the FAA on what do with policies, regulations, budgets, and future growth plans.
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