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. Vander Weide has 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.
As President of Amway since 2002, Doug DeVos oversees daily operations of the company with Chairman Steve Van Andel. Together, they form the Office of the Chief Executive. DeVos is the youngest son of Amway co-founder Rich DeVos, who, with Steve’s father Jay, started Amway in Ada, Michigan in 1959.
DeVos has worked with Van Andel to build enthusiasm for the Amway business and help it grow to become the world’s largest direct selling company*. The results of their ability to foster entrepreneurs around the world are reflected in the company’s record sales growth.
DeVos, who joined the company in 1986, also has served in various leadership positions in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Currently, DeVos chairs the Executive Committee for the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. He is also involved in numerous business and civic organizations, including the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations, Business Leaders for Michigan, West Michigan Policy Forum, Gerald R. Ford Foundation, Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Keystone Community Church and The Right Place, a regional economic development organization in West Michigan.
He has been inducted into the U.S. Direct Selling Association Hall of Fame and recognized with the Direct Selling Education Foundation’s Circle of Honor award. DeVos earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Purdue University, where he also played football. He is a member of the Global Strategic Advisory Council for Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.
*2013 Direct Selling News®, Global 100.
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.
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
As Chairman of Amway since 1995, Steve Van Andel is responsible for managing daily operations of the company with Amway President Doug DeVos. Together, they form the Office of the Chief Executive.
Van Andel is the eldest son of Amway Co-Founder Jay Van Andel, who, with Rich DeVos, started Amway in 1959 in Ada, Michigan. Since then, Amway has grown into the world’s largest direct selling company*.
Over the past two decades, Van Andel has led the strategic transformation of the company with a focus on growth through innovation, driving double-digit growth. Prior to being named Chairman, Van Andel served as Vice President with responsibility for Amway’s business operations in North and South America. He also served as Vice President of Marketing.
Van Andel has been an ambassador for free enterprise and free trade interests all over the world, and currently is serving his second term as board Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He will retain that post until June 2014. Van Andel also is Vice Chairman of the U.S. Korea Business Council and is actively involved with the U.S. China Business Council.
Van Andel serves on the board of directors of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Metropolitan Health Corporation, Metropolitan Hospital Foundation and the Van Andel Institute, a major health research center. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University and on the board of his alma mater, Hillsdale College in Michigan. Van Andel earned a Bachelor Degree in economics and business administration from Hillsdale College and an MBA in marketing from Miami University in Ohio.
*2013 Direct Selling News®, Global 100.