Betsy DeVos is the current and 11th Secretary of Education in the United States. She is also a successful businesswoman, innovator and a politician in the United States. She is also the former Board of Directors Chairwoman of The Windquest Group. The Windquest Group is a private organization and investment firm which is situated in Michigan. The Group offers diversified consumer products and a range of service. She has been active in politics for over 30 years and a member of the Republican Party. She has also been elected four times as the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party and has served from 1996 to 2000. She has also served as a Committeewoman in the Republican National between 1992 and 1997.
Betsy DeVos has worked in various posts in party organizations, campaigns and political action committees. She has been an active advocate and a campaigner for the Detroit charter school system. She has also worked at the Alliance for School Choice as the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. She has also worked at the Action Institute where she headed and managed the All Children Matter PAC. She is also a board member of the Foundation for Excellence Education where she is currently focusing her political efforts on advancing education.
Betsy DeVos went to a private high school, Holland Christian High School. She later joined Calvin College in Grand Rapids where she graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts. Betsy DeVos is married to Dick DeVos, a philanthropist, community activist and an entrepreneur. They both have four children and five grandchildren. Dick DeVos was formerly the president and Chief Executive Officer of the Amway Company. The company is a direct multi-level marketing firm that was founded by Dick DeVos Father. She is also the sister to Erick Prince who is a former United States Navy SEAL Officer. Her brother is also the founder of the re-known Blackwater USA. Her family has been listed as one of the top 100 wealthiest families in the United States.
Betsy DeVos has committed herself to philanthropic activities. She has co-chaired with her husband in the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation which is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The foundation contributes and has strong support for the school choice in Michigan. The Family Foundation also donates and supports the West Michigan Aviation Academy. This is a chartered aviation high School that is contained by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport; it is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Family Foundation also funds and supports two private Christian schools, which are managed by the Potter’s House. Furthermore, the foundation donates funds to the Education Freedom Fund. The Education Freedom Fund supports and offers scholarships to needy children to be educated in private schools.
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