Businessman Dick Devos

Have you seen what Dick Devos is doing in Washington? Everyone knows Betsy Devos, the new US Education Secretary, but it’s her husband who is now in the news. Last year, he joined the ranks of the Management Advisory Council for the FAA. His appointment was praised by the CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport and the CEO of Southwest, both of whom have worked closely with the former Amway CEO.

 

Devos has always had a passion for aviation. It only makes sense that he would join an advisory board for the FAA. The agency is looking to make changes to a few different policies, and the new council comprises transportation authorities and former airline executives who can help the FAA put together new policies, budgets, and future ideas for growth.

 

The airline industry in America has been unstable for a few years. However, Devos has seen firsthand how airlines can change and become more successful by targeting a different market. Devos’ hometown is located in Grand Rapids, where the Gerald R. Ford International Airport has been growing the past decade. While the airport is almost 100 years old, you never would guess thanks to the new $45 million renovations that have updated the airport dramatically.

 

In 1999, Gerald R. Ford International Airport had another re-launch. However, the airport didn’t do so well. The CEO turned to his friend Dick Devos for help. Devos immediately talked to the airline executives at the airport and convinced Air Tran Airways to expand their flights and terminals at the airport. The plan worked. There were all new flights added to Vegas, Denver, St. Louis, and Orlando. The new flights brought in an increase of traffic, especially business travelers who were headed to conventions, conferences, and sales meetings across the continents.

 

This expansion helped drive Devos to do more in aviation. He also founded a school on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The school is known as the West Michigan Aviation Academy. Together with his wife, the duo have helped students train to become pilots at the charter school, which is one of the only types of aviation schools in the nation.

 

However, Devos is just in an advisory role, and it’s unclear whether he has true political aspirations or not. His wife has been campaigning across the US for education reform, something that he used to do with her.

 

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Sussex Healthcare Bringing New Changes

Sussex Healthcare is an organization that is based on the southern coast of England. Their specialty is providing care to people with neurological problems, dementia, physical disabilities, and mental disabilities. They’ve provided quality care to people in their 20 care homes for over two decades and continue to be one of the leading places to find great quality care for people that require customized care. Shiraz Boghani and Shafik Sachedina are the co-chairmen of Sussex Healthcare. Certainly, it is their strong leadership that has led the organization to becoming an award winning healthcare network.

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Sussex Healthcare has been providing quality care to people in their care homes for 25 years. In fact, they recently celebrated those 25 years of service. They specialize in providing care to people in full residence homes and a daycare type service. It is also interesting to note that Sussex provides people in their care with a state of the art gym too. Clearly, Sussex believes strongly in providing care for the entire person on several levels. This includes physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, along with recreational activities.

Skilled Care Givers

Sussex Healthcare is proud of their record of providing skilled healthcare to their residents in the care homes and in the daycare services. The staff is filled with, very professional, kind, and caring people that are equipped to provide the necessary care to people at the facility. In fact, Sussex provides the necessary training to the caregivers at the facility and they are always recruiting new quality people to join their staff.

Excellence In Care

Sussex has a strong philosophy about providing the highest quality of care to all the people in their facilities. This philosophy has driven the organization over the years and led them to receiving numerous awards. In addition, they believe excellence in care begins with bringing quality people to the organization like Amanda Morgan-Taylor. Amanda Morgan Taylor is the new CEO of Sussex. She is a very skilled leader with many decades in the social and healthcare field. She has joined with top management to establish an even better future for the organization and people in their care.