The career trajectory of Dick DeVos has rarely been seen as moving anywhere but upwards, even in recent times when he has departed from his important positions at AmWay I have read much about his impressive work on the boards of many different companies. Dick DeVos has never taken the simple approach to success that would have been his would he have decided to simply join the AmWay Group established by his father; instead, Dick DeVos embarked on his own career path as an investor with his own Windquest Holdings company and branched out within the confines of the AmWay business. The first aspect of the career of Dick DeVos that struck me as impressive was his willingness to work in various departments within the AmWay Group as he began his career with the Michigan based company. DeVos took control of the Orlando Magic NBA team and provided me with my first moments of seeing what an impressive businessperson he really is by exploring a new area of business, I was shocked to discover DeVos is still a board member of the Magic franchise. Dick DeVos still serves as President of The Windquest Group he and wife Betsy use to invest in a way that has impressed me in and around the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. I believe Dick DeVos is now working in areas of business and philanthropy that provide him with the most enjoyment and interest, such as his position on the boards of Spectrum Health and the West Michigan Aviation Academy.
Dick DeVos is perhaps now better known for his political and philanthropic activities than he is for his business activities, a stance I applaud the Grand Rapids, Michigan resident for. DeVos and his wife Betsy have become major supporters of educational reform across the U.S. and the right for parents to choose where their students go to school; I was impressed by the fact the inspiration for this was a visit to a school in Michigan by the DeVos family.
Through Windquest Holdings Dick and Betsy DeVos have looked to invest in programs at both national and local level in Michigan; the couple have been looking to expand their holdings in terms of craft alcohol and liquor, which I agree with the couple will be a growth area for the future.