Allen R. Weiss
Board of Directors
Allen R. Weiss is a member of the Board of Directors of Alticor, parent company of Amway, one of the world’s largest direct selling companies.
Weiss joined the board in 2012 and is the former president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, a $10+ billion business with 95,000 employees. He managed operations at the company’s theme parks and resorts, including the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club and “Adventures by Disney.”
He began his 39-year Disney career as a teenager in cash control and rose steadily through the ranks. Prior to his role as president of worldwide operations, Weiss served as president of Walt Disney World Resort. He led the company to its largest expansion -- including double-digit revenue growth, seven consecutive years of record revenues and profit and worldwide expansion -- through challenging global recession. Weiss also spent more than 20 years holding various executive positions in the areas of finance, marketing and sales, entertainment and operations.
Weiss is an active community leader, serving on the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission Governor’s Council; the Give Kids the World Executive Advisory Council; and the Board of Directors for the Dr. P. Phillips Performing Arts Center and SunTrust Bank Central Florida. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Apollo Group, Inc. and Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., Great Wolf Resorts and a National Board Member for the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.
Weiss earned an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, a BSBA from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and earned his CPA certification. He has been named a distinguished alumnus by the UCF and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame by Rollins College and UCF.
Barb Van Andel-Gaby
Board of Directors
Barb Van Andel-Gaby is a member of the Board of Directors of Alticor, parent company of Amway, one of the world’s leading direct selling companies.
Van Andel-Gaby is the youngest child of the late Jay Van Andel, who with his lifelong friend and business partner, Rich DeVos, started Amway from their homes in Ada, Michigan.
Van Andel-Gaby is trustee of the Richard and Barbara Gaby Foundation. In addition to funding several charitable organizations, the Gaby Foundation founded the Center for Policy Studies at the Georgia Family Council. Van Andel-Gaby also serves on the board of trustees of the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, Board of Advisors for the Arete Scholarship Fund in Atlanta and the Board of Directors of Vive Bio of Norcross, Georgia.
Van Andel-Gaby previously served as vice president of Amway Hotel Corporation and CEO of Peter Island Resorts, an island resort owned by her family. She retired from this position in 2006.
A dedicated homeschooler since 1998, Van Andel-Gaby is currently homeschooling her six children. She is a member of the Georgia Home Education Association, Home School Legal Defense Association and several other home school organizations in Georgia. She is also a member of Perimeter Church of Atlanta, Georgia.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Van Andel-Gaby graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and earned her MBA from Indiana University in Bloomington.
Van Andel-Gaby is the sister of Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel. Her other siblings include brother Dave Van Andel, a member of the company’s board, and sister Nan Van Andel. Van Andel-Gaby is the wife of Richard Gaby.
Cheri DeVos Vander Weide
Board of Directors
Cheri DeVos Vander Weide is a member of the Board of Directors of Alticor, parent company of Amway, one of the world’s leading direct selling companies.
Vander Weide is the third child and only daughter of Amway co-founder Rich DeVos who, with his lifelong friend and business partner, Jay Van Andel, started Amway from their homes in Ada, Michigan, with the direct sale of a single cleaning product in 1959. In five decades, Amway has become a multi-billion dollar business and one of the world's largest direct selling companies.
Vander Weide served as Amway's vice president of corporate affairs before leaving the company during its restructure in 2000. She also held the position of director of health and beauty marketing, and participated in the company's management training program. In addition, she served as a project specialist at the United States Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.
Vander Weide is a director for RDV Corp., a development firm in Grand Rapids, Michigan, owned by her father. She also is executive vice chairwoman of RDV Sports – also owned by her father – which owns the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association and also operates the RDV Sportsplex, a state-of-the-art health and wellness facility in Orlando, Florida, that serves as a practice and training facility for the Magic. The RDV Sportsplex opened in 1998, and has become the business and social hub for all RDV Sports activities.
Vander Weide is executive vice chairwoman of the Governing Board of the Magic, and co-owner of MVP Sports Clubs in Michigan, a group of world-class health, fitness, sports, and recreation facilities. MVP Sports Clubs facilities include RDV Sportsplex in Orlando and six West Michigan facilities: MVP Sportsplex, MVP Metro Club, and MVP Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids; MVP Athletic Club in Holland; MVP Athletic Club in Rockford; and MVP Sports Spot in Kentwood. In addition, Vander Weide is founder of the Michigan Volleyball Academy (MVA), which teaches, trains and encourages young women to excel in the sport of volleyball.
Vander Weide is a member of the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Committee of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. She has been instrumental in the planning and construction phases of the new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, West Michigan's largest children's hospital and one of the nation's largest neonatal centers, which is named for her mother.
Born in Grand Rapids, Vander Weide graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Hope College. A strong proponent of Christian education, Vander Weide serves on numerous committees and boards, including the Hope College Board of Trustees.
Vander Weide is the sister of Amway President Doug DeVos. Her other brothers include Dan DeVos, also a member of the company's board of directors, and former Amway President Dick DeVos. She is the wife of Robert A. Vander Weide, former CEO/vice chair of the Orlando Magic. They have five children.
Board of Directors
Dan DeVos is a member of the Board of Directors of Alticor, parent company of Amway, one of the world’s leading direct selling companies.
DeVos is chairman, president and CEO of DP Fox Ventures, LLC, a diversified management company with interests in real estate, transportation, and sports and entertainment. He also is chair of the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and president and CEO of the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, DeVos is chairman and CEO of Georgian International, Ltd., president and CEO of Fox Motor Group and a partner in CWD Real Estate Investments.
DeVos previously served as vice president of corporate affairs for Amway. Other positions he held at Amway include vice president for the Pacific region, vice president of distributor relations for North America, and director of U.S. special events.
DeVos is the current board president of Hope Network and the Hope Network Foundation and is board member of the Family Outreach Center in Grand Rapids. He is a trustee of Northwood University, Midland, Michigan, and is past chairman of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids.
DeVos earned a bachelor's degree from Northwood University. He and his wife, Pam, reside in Ada, Michigan.
David Van Andel
Board of Directors
David Van Andel is a member of the Board of Directors of Alticor, parent company of Amway, one of the world’s leading direct selling companies.
Van Andel is chairman and CEO of the Van Andel Institute for Education and Medical Research in Grand Rapids, a biomedical center that focuses on cancer research founded by his parents, the late Jay Van Andel and the late Betty Van Andel. He is also chairman of IdeaSphere Inc., overseeing a team of highly innovative people responsible for creating new products, brands, services, and businesses to meet the needs of global consumers in the natural and earth-friendly products arena. He is also co-owner and chairman of the Grand Rapids Griffins AHL hockey team.
Van Andel formerly was the chief operating officer of Pyxis Innovations Inc., a former Amway subsidiary. He also was Amway's senior vice president/managing director – Americas and Europe, with responsibility for business in more than 30 markets in North America, Europe and Latin America. He also directed new market development for the corporation.
In addition, Van Andel has served as Amway's senior vice president – operations, vice president of manufacturing and operations, and director of regional distribution centers. In these roles, he oversaw global manufacturing, global distribution, information systems, engineering, forecasting/planning, purchasing and import-export operations.
Van Andel serves, and has served, on the boards of numerous civic, cultural, and community organizations, including: Grand Action; The Right Place, Inc.; American Cancer Society Foundation of Michigan; The Economic Club of Grand Rapids; Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Phoenix; and Hope College, Holland, Michigan.
Doug DeVos oversees daily operations of the company and shares the Amway Office of the Chief Executive with chairman Steve Van Andel.
Since 1986, DeVos has spent his career building enthusiasm for the Amway business. His belief in its ability to foster entrepreneurs around the world is reflected in the company's record of sales growth during his time as president, since 2002.
He has also helped Amway grow into one of the world's most international enterprises. DeVos has also served in various leadership positions in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
DeVos is the youngest son of Amway co-founder Rich DeVos. In 1959, Rich DeVos and his lifelong friend and business partner, Jay Van Andel, started Amway from their homes in Ada, Mich.
DeVos is involved in numerous international, national, and local business and civic organizations, including the World Federation Direct Selling Association, National Constitution Center, Business Leaders For Michigan, Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford Foundation, Early Childhood Commission, and Keystone Community Church. He previously led the Economic Club of Grand Rapids as chairperson. Currently, he is chair of The Right Place, a regional economic development organization in West Michigan.
DeVos earned a bachelor's degree from Purdue University's School of Management. While at Purdue, he played quarterback for the Boilermakers football team. He is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for Purdue's Krannert School of Management.
Board of Directors
Emmanuel Kampouris is a member of the Board of Directors of Alticor, parent company of Amway, one of the world’s leading direct selling companies.
Kampouris joined the board in 2001 and is the retired chairman, chief executive officer and president of the New Jersey-based American Standard Companies, Inc., a leading global competitor with technologically advanced products in the air conditioning systems, bathroom and kitchen fixtures and fittings, and vehicle control systems markets. In 1999, Kampouris capped his 35-year career with American Standard by leading the company to record sales of $7.2 billion.
Prior to joining American Standard, Kampouris worked in Greece and Egypt. In 1966, he joined American Standard's plumbing products subsidiary in Greece as general manager of manufacturing. While working for the subsidiary, he progressed through its managerial ranks to become its managing director in 1969. Coming to the United States in 1979, he was made a vice president and group executive of American Standard's Building Products sector, responsible for international and export. Kampouris was named senior vice president of building products in 1984.
Kampouris serves as Chairman of the Board of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and serves on the board of Alticor Inc. (Amway Corp.). He is a Trustee of Hudson Institute (Emeritus), and has served on the boards of Stanley Works, Click Commerce, Inc., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1994-2001), the National Endowment for Democracy, and the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships. He is also a member of the Economic Club of New York, the Oxford Law Society, and a past member of Oxford University Council for the School of Management Studies.
Kampouris earned an MA in law from Oxford University, and a degree in Ceramic Technology from North Staffordshire College of Technology, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Board of Directors
James McClung is a member of the Board of Directors of Alticor, parent company of Amway, one of the world’s leading direct selling companies.
McClung joined the board in 2000 and is currently Chairman and CEO of Lismore International, a company that integrates growth strategies with advisory board services.
Prior to his current position, McClung served as a senior vice president and executive officer of FMC Corporation, one of the world’s leading producers of chemicals and machinery for industry and agriculture. During his tenure at FMC, he held top management positions both internationally and domestically. McClung played a major part in FMC’s global growth to an annual level of more than $ 2.5 billion dollars. Due to his global innovative expertise, he was a driving force in developing FMC’s businesses in China, India and the former Soviet Republics.
McClung also served FMC as president of Africa, and later as president of European operations. He followed his European responsibilities by managing FMC’s largest global chemical operation. Following this assignment, he served as a senior vice president for all of FMC’s international businesses. During his career McClung established a consistent reputation for bottom-line and turn-around management excellence across a diversified portfolio of machinery, chemical and consumer businesses.
He has served on Boards of Directors for public, private and family companies. Presently he serves as a board director for Alticor/Amway, Nanophase Technologies Corporation and the Hu-Friedy company. Previously he has served on other boards: NCCI Holdings (worker’s compensation insurance rating), Turtle Wax and Beaulieu Corporation (carpet company). He is a founding member of the U.S. Russia Business Council, and currently active in the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Japan American Society, The Economic Club of Chicago and The Executive Club of Chicago.
McClung serves as a board director at the College of Wooster (Ohio), the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and the McCormick Theological Seminary. He also continues to work selflessly on behalf of numerous civic, cultural, community and educational organizations such as Chicago’s Ravinia Festival.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster (Ohio). He also received a master’s degree from the University of Kansas and a doctorate from Michigan State University.
In 1959, Rich DeVos founded Amway Corp. with his lifelong friend and business partner, the late Jay Van Andel. The direct selling company now operates in more than 80 countries and territories around the world, and enables more than 3 million people to own independent businesses. In 2000, Amway became a subsidiary of Alticor with sister companies Quixtar, Inc. and Access Business Group LLC. In June 2007, Alticor announced it would reintroduce the Amway brand over the next two years to the North American market, as part of an overall business transformation.
DeVos has also owned a number of professional sports franchises, including the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He is the author of four books:
Believe!, Compassionate Capitalism, Hope from My Heart: Ten Lessons for Life, and
Ten Powerful Phrases for Powerful People. A renowned speaker, he has appeared before hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. His recorded talk,
“Selling America,” received the Alexander Hamilton Award for Economic Education from the Freedoms Foundation. After receiving a heart transplant in 1997, he became chairman of the Speakers Bureau for United Network for Organ Sharing.
DeVos and his wife, Helen, generously support hospitals, colleges and universities, arts organizations, and Christian causes in their hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich., and they support numerous organizations in Central Florida. Among the many institutions they have helped create are DeVos Children's Hospital, the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, the DeVos Communications Center at Calvin College, the DeVos Campus of Grand Valley State University, and the DeVos Place convention center. Florida contributions include the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at the University of Central Florida, and the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.
DeVos is a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School and attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. He served in the United States Air Force from 1944 to 1946.
Rich and Helen have four children and 16 grandchildren. Their youngest son, Doug, is president of Amway.
Steve Van Andel
Steve Van Andel is responsible for managing daily operations of the company. He shares Amway's Office of the Chief Executive with president Doug DeVos.
Van Andel has been chairman of the company since 1995, and is the oldest son of Amway co-founder Jay Van Andel. In 1959, Jay and his lifelong friend and business partner, Rich DeVos, started Amway from their homes in Ada, Mich. In five decades, Amway has grown from a small company selling a single cleaning product into one of the world's largest direct selling companies. Van Andel succeeded his father as chairman in 1995. As chairman, he led the expansion of Amway into a stronger and more diversified company to be more competitive in the new economy.
Before becoming chairman, Van Andel was Amway's vice president – Americas, overseeing the company's business operations in North and South America. He also served as vice president of marketing.
On June 12, 2002, Van Andel concluded his one-year term as the chairman of the United States Chamber of Commerce. Following his term, Van Andel served as chairman of the board's executive committee. He currently holds the position of past chairman and member of the board. Van Andel also continues his work on behalf of free trade as vice chairman of the U.S. Korea Business Council.
Van Andel is dedicated to the renewal of downtown Grand Rapids, lending his time and support to the Grand Action Committee, the Van Andel Museum Center, and the Van Andel Institute, a major health research center in Grand Rapids. He also serves on the Dean's Advisory Board for the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.
Van Andel serves on the boards of Business Leaders for Michigan, Gerald R. Ford Foundation, and Grand Rapids John Ball Zoo Society. He also serves on the boards of the Metropolitan Health Corp. and the Metropolitan Hospital Foundation in Grand Rapids.
Van Andel earned a bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., and is a current member of the school's board of trustees. He earned an MBA in marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.