Meet Our Founder
Introducing Richard M. DeVos, Jr.
Richard M. DeVos, Jr., has led the founding and formation of West Michigan Aviation Academy. He’s also chairman at the Windquest Group and co-chair of the Grand Action committee. Dick has also held public office on the Michigan State Board of Education, served on numerous boards and committees, and ran for governor in 2006.
All of Mr. DeVos’ professional interests are centered on revitalizing Grand Rapids, most notably through education. His love of flying and shared passion with his wife, Betsy, for innovative educational options in Grand Rapids, led to the development of West Michigan Aviation Academy.