Elisabeth Dee Devos (Betsy Devos) was born on January 8, 1958. She is known for being the 11th and also current United States Secretary of Education. She does not stop there though. Currently, she is also becoming widely known as being a great businesswoman, politician and also an activist.Devos shows her support for school voucher programs, school choice and charter schools as a member of the Republican Party. From 1992 until 1997 she served as being the Republican National Committeewoman for Michigan. Then from 1996 until 2000 Devos served as being the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party. The reelection was held later on in 2003.Betsy Devos is married to Dick Devos, who is the former CEO of a multi-level marketing company called Amway.
Devos got her career path started at Calvin College, where she became very involved with campus politics and strictly stayed politically active. She has been able to for over 30 years lead a variety of party organizations and also political action committees. Devos went on to say that the reforming tendency has ran in her family. Dick Devos,Betsy Devos husband, was a nominee in 2006 to be the Governor of Michigan.The Devos like to take and look for innovative solutions when it comes to any social problems. Currently, Betsy is able is serve as the chairman of the Windquest Group. This is a privately held group that is a multi-company group that invests mostly in technology, manufacturing and also clean energy. Devos and her husband found the firm in 1989. Currently, Dick Devos also serves as as the current president of Amway and is also able to serve as being the former president of the Orlando Magic NBA franchise.
One of the most important things that Devos is found to do is being able to pursue reforms through being involved in a large variety of nonprofit roles. She sits as being the chairman for the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation. Along with that she is also a member of several national and local boards. Some of these includes: Mars Hill Bible Church, Kids Hope USA and also the foundation for the educational-choice movement.Dick Devos ran and was elected as the State Board of Education in 1990. Betsy then got involved by helping to give scholarships to low income families, that way it could help give the parents more of a choice of where they wanted their kids to go to school at. The Devos however did realuze quickly that it was great to help families through the schlorships but that more needed to be done to actually fix the problem. Betsy Devos trys to help out with as many charities and nonprofit organizations as she can. It is safe to say that Devos is one busy business lady.