Daniel (Dan) G. DeVos, Chairman & CEO

 

Daniel (Dan) G. DeVos is Chairman and CEO of DP Fox Ventures LLC. DP Fox, established in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1993, is a diversified management company with interests in transportation, real estate and sports and entertainment; currently employing over 1,500 people in Michigan, Chicago and New York.

DP Fox owns and operates Fox Motors, Fox Harley-Davidson and Fox Powersports. Established in January 2000 with the company’s first dealership acquisition in Grand Rapids, Dan and his team reinvented the automotive experience by placing the customers first. The Fox companies collectively represent 43 brands at 28 locations in Michigan and the Chicago area.

In real estate, DP Fox owns and oversees various projects in Michigan and The Bahamas. Along with DP Fox, Dan is a partner in CWD Real Estate Investment LLC. CWD projects include commercial ventures that have provided growth and revitalization of downtown Grand Rapids and outlying areas. In the Bahamas, DP Fox manages the Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina.

DeVos is the Majority Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. The Griffins, primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, debuted in West Michigan in 1996, winning the Calder Cup trophy in 2013. DeVos owns DP Fox Sports & Entertainment, LLC, a sports management company that oversees venues such as Griff’s Ice House.

DeVos splits his time between DP Fox and numerous other family owned businesses. In 2011 he was appointed the chairman of the Orlando Magic of the NBA, as well as heads the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation. DeVos currently serves on Amway’s Board of Directors and is a member of their Audit Committee. He also holds the title of Vice-Chairman at RDV Corporation. Additionally, Dan is a partner with Georgian Automotive Group, LTD., the West Michigan Auto Auction, and is a limited partner of the Chicago Cubs.

Dan, along with his wife, Pamella, have worked hard to give back to the communities they call home. This work has included; Grand Rapids Symphony (Past Chair), Grand Rapids Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art National Committee (Past), DeVos Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network (Past Co-Chair), Frederick Meijer Gardens, and Northern Michigan University (Past Chairman). Dan currently sits on the boards for Hope Network, Grand Valley University Foundation (Vice Chair), West Michigan Sports Commission and the Family Outreach Center.

Dan is a graduate of Northwood University, currently sits as the Chair of the Board of Trustees, and was bestowed a Honorary Doctorate degree by the University in 1999.

Dan and Pamella live in Grand Rapids and have two daughters, Cassandra (Heath) Thorndill, Sydney DeVos, and one son, Cole DeVos.