Dick DeVos now has more than one reason to fly to Washington D.C. In the past, he had flown there because his wife Betsy DeVos worked in Washington as the Secretary of Education under the Trump Administration. A man with a multi-billion dollar fortune leftover from Amway, Dick DeVos has acquired billions of dollars, and he was recently appointed to a Management Advisory Council that works for the FAA.
One of Seven New Members
During the new addition, Dick DeVos became one of seven new members added to the Management Advisory Council. Dick has always had a passion for flight, and they have worked on long-range planning and regulatory matters. This charts a strategic course for the agency. As a member, Dick DeVos will serve under this new system for three years under a term as a volunteer.
What Does He Do Now?
Dick DeVos served as the former president of Amway, which his father Rich DeVos had first founded. However, Dick DeVos now works as the CEO under his own firm, the WindQuest Group. This acts as a holding company that has several big names under it that include:
- The Stow Company
- Boxed Water is Better
- Coppercraft Distillery
Dick DeVos has always been an influential figure that has played a big role in local politics. In fact, he helped to turn around Gerald R. Ford International Airport and put Grand Rapids back on the map so that they would flourish as a city. During this time, Dick DeVos led a group of business leaders and organized them to convince Southwest Airlines that routes out of the Grand Rapids airport would be in their best interest. This became a big accomplishment for helping the locals because it lowered the cost of air travel and increased the number of passengers.
Jim Gill, the CEO of Ford Airport, has said that Dick DeVos will serve in a tremendous role where he will be in the position to do a lot of good for the world. Dick DeVos has roots that go deep in aviation, and he has a thorough understanding of the field. His leadership skills will also be an incredible asset to this business. Dick has a knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for flying that will serve this industry well and become an invaluable tool through his knowledge and experience.
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