Betsy Devos: The Right Pick.

I first heard about Betsy Devos as Donald Trumps pick as secretary for Education. Devos seemed like a fine upstanding woman, with a humble but solid career in public service. I did not understand the amount of backlash she was getting simply because she had been picked to be education secretary by a president who was in a battle with the media.

The attacks against Devos seemed to be part of a tactic by the media to bring down anyone associated with Donald Trump, by any means necessary. So I decided to look into Betsy Devos myself, ignoring the negative bias and spin articles that seemed designed to make me hate a woman I had never met. What I found amazed me. Betsy Devos has had a much longer career in both politics and philanthropy. It is a shame that her name is only coming into public light in lieu of her pick ad Donald Trumps Secretary of Education. Betsy Devos is a woman that deserves to be known for much more than being nominated for a job position by a president that’s currently in a battle with the media.

Betsy Devos has had a long life in politics. She once served 16 consecutive two year terms as a local delegate for Michigan, her home state. After a long and illustrious career as a republican delegate, Betsy choose 1996 to run for the position Chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party which she held for 4 years. In 2003 she ran again and this time won unopposed. Not satisfied with local politics Betsy Devos decided to try her hand at the national stage by contributing to George Bushes 2004 presidential run. She was a hit with the republican party and even had President Bush show up at her home for a republican fundraiser. After Bush was elected, she spent two years as the finance chairperson for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and was looked upon by the administration for help with many projects. The DeVos family has had a long and illustrious history in Republican politics, mostly as donors but Betsy decided to change all that by getting involved in grassroots politics first at the local level and then at a national level.

So it’s no wonder that in 2016 when presidential nominee Donald Trump was looking for somebody trustworthy to run the nations education system, he chose Betsy Devos. Donald Trumps bull in a china shop attack on the republican party left a lot of life long republicans feeling bitter and resentful. So when he choose Betsy for Secretary it was because he knew she was someone who could put aside party affiliations and do what was best for the people of this country.

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Dick DeVos Makes A Difference in His Community

One of the most interesting interviews I have read lately concerns the interview that Betsy DeVos had recently with Philanthropy Roundtable. The interview concerned the subject of education. While the subject was education, Betsy DeVos took the opportunity to focus the interview on how education affects children. This was a interesting approach to take because children are the ones who are mostly impacted by education.

 

The quality of education that children receive has a direct correlation on how they will live as adults. Quality education produces success while poor education produces sad stories. Yes there are always exceptions to the rule, but the quality of education is a powerful factor in determining how well children will do later in life.

 

Betsy DeVos highlighted how the current structure of the educational system benefits people with money. The education in the areas where people have money is usually much better than areas where there is a lack of money. Mrs. DeVos stressed that this must change. Families should be able to choose where their children will go to school regardless of their financial situation.

 

I feel that Betsy DeVos was able to provide good answers to the questions asked during the interview. She made good points regarding her answers, and she appears to be very informed on the subject of education and the educational system.

 

Betsy DeVos is married to Dick DeVos. Mr. DeVos has made a lasting impression on many people because of his efforts to help people. Dick DeVos has established numerous charities, assisted on charities ran by other people, and has literally helped thousands of people just by giving of his time.

 

Dick DeVos has served in many executive roles during his professional career. As a businessman, he has accumulated significant wealth and fame. He has used both to help serve people and make the world a better place. Dick DeVos resume includes holding executive positions with the Orlando Magic and Amway. He currently serves as the president of The Windquest Group.

 

Giving is a special trait. Everyone is not able to give. Dick DeVos has demonstrated the gift of giving. He has helped many people over the years and rarely ever meets the people he helps.  Dick DeVos  has made a lasting impression on many people because he shows through his actions that there are people who still genuinely care about other people. He should be commended for his charitable efforts along with his professional accomplishments.

 

 

Dick DeVos Company Has a New CEO

A first born sets the pace in the family. Firstborns are therefore expected to exhibit a great sense of responsibility. In most cases, if the firstborn fails to set a good example, then there is a high chance that fellow siblings will be irresponsible too.

 

Being the oldest son of his father, Richard DeVos, Dick DeVos had a lot to acquire. He was exposed to taking responsibilities and handling business deals at a very young age. His father was the co-founder of the privately owned Amway Corporation.

 

Amway Corporation is a form of a sales company distributing personal care products as well as its health through dealers. The final level dealers benefit from the products as the company works in a form of a chain; first dealers sell to the second traders, who sell to the third, all through until it reaches the final dealers.

 

Dick joined this company in 1974 where he performed various responsibilities in different departments. Dick was a man of high intelligence and a vast mind. He gained an enormous experience from the corporation and went ahead to establish his new business venture.

 

In 1989, Dick started The Windquest Group, which was a company dealing with manufacturing and marketing of storage and closet organizers. However, two years later he came back to Amway Corporation and became the president, succeeding his father.

 

In 2002, he fully decided to dedicate his time to his company, The Windquest Group. Being a busy man, Dick DeVos has hired a new CEO so as to ensure efficient learning of The Stow Company Inc. It forms part of the Windquest group and is one of the biggest companies that DeVos own.

 

Phil Dolci was appointed as the new CEO. Dolci succeeds Frank Newman. Frank will, however, act as a chief adviser to the board members. Phil is said to be a leader with a vast experience. He has also dealt with consumer products, manufacturing, and marketing.

 

He was the former CEO of Crosman Corporation. The corporation led in global designs, manufacturing, and supply of products for shooting sports. Dick is positive that Phil has the required knowledge and will there for taking The Stow Company a notch higher.

 

He is expected to lead the company into a new era of sustainability and success.