Steve Van Andel

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Steve Van Andel "is the eldest son of Amway's co-founder, Jay Van Andel.

"Steve began working for the business at an entry-level position when he was still in his teens. Today, he is a leading figure in the company and in the development of Amway's current global bsusiness strategies and its operations. He is responsible for managing the daily business of this US$6.4 billion company. Steve shares the Office of the Chief Executive with Doug DeVos. Both Steve and Doug are board members of Amway's parent company, Alticor Inc.

"Steve has extensive corporate experience both at Amway and as a former Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. During his year's tenure with the Chamber, he traveled extensively throughout the United States and to 11 countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia. He remains a tireless and passionate advocate of free trade. Steve is currently an active member of the U.S. China Business Council.

"Back in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Steve is dedicated to a variety of urban renewal projects including the Van Andel Museum Center and the Van Andel Institute (VAI), a major health research center. Steve also serves on various boards, including Gerald R. Ford Foundation, Standard Federal Bank, Borgess Metro Health Alliance, Metropolitan Health Corporation and the Metropolitan Hospital Foundation.

"Steve earned his bachelor of economics degree at conservative Hillsdale College, Michigan, and his M.B.A. in marketing from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio." [1]

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  1. Steve Van Andel, Amway, accessed December 7, 2007.