Betsy DeVos is an American politician and entrepreneur. She holds a degree in Arts from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is married to Dick DeVos who is also active in entrepreneurship, community activism, and philanthropy. They have a big family consisting of four children and five grandchildren. She is serving in President Donald Trump’s government as the 11th United States Secretary Education. Born on 8th Jan1958, DeVos has shown to possess excellent leadership skills, innovative, disruptor, a reformer and an advocate.

 

She is said to be a pioneer in all the fields she has served in ranging from business to education to politics. She has been actively involved in removing obstacles in all these areas to enable others to thrive. For instance in education, she has gained fame for her support for choice of school, school voucher programs and charter schools. Being a leading advocate of the educational choice movement is perhaps what she is best known for in the field of education. In her efforts to be an educational advocate, she serves as the chairperson of the American Federation for Children and the Alliance for School Choice.

 

She started her political career more than 35 years ago while in college where she undertook her vacation involving herself in campus politics. She has since then remained active in the field where he has served over 35yrs, Betsy has held the position of chairperson of Michigan Republican Party for four times. She has also held various leadership roles in political action committees, campaigns, and party organizations. Her political endeavors today are geared towards promoting educational choices.

 

In business, Betsy has been looking for innovative solutions to solve social issues. She was the former chairperson of The Windquest Group, which is a private investment and management firm dealing in technology, processing, and clean energy. They established the firm in partnership with her husband in 1989.

 

She is committed to serving her community where she has served in various positions in national and local boards. She has served as the chairperson of both The Philanthropy Roundtable board of directors and the American Federation for Children. She is the chairperson of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. She has also established DeVos Institute for Arts and Management at the Kennedy Center. All these nonprofits roles and charity interests portray her efforts in reforming. On 23th Nov 2016, she was announced to be the nominee of choice for to serve as the United States Secretary of Education. She said she was honored to serve in the government of Donald Trump in making the American education sector great again just like it was Trump’s campaigning slogan.

 

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