Amway co-CEOs Doug DeVos and Steve Van Andel received special honor in their hometown this week from the Economic Club of Grand Rapids. The group honored Amway’s leaders as Business Persons of the Year at its annual dinner.
Former Secretary of State, U.S. senator and first lady Hillary Clinton headlined the event, which took place at the city’s DeVos Place Convention Center—named in honor of Doug DeVos’ father, Richard, who co-founded Amway with Jay Van Andel.
The CEOs received recognition for leading Amway in its year of global growth and record-breaking sales. Amway (Alticor Inc.) generated $11.3 billion in revenue last year, making it the No. 1 direct selling company in the world.
Doug DeVos and Steve Van Andel serve in many other capacities both locally and nationally. Van Andel is a board member at the Metro Health Hospital, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. DeVos serves as Chairman of the executive committee of the National Constitution Center and on the boards of The Right Place and the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations.