A Grand Rapids native, Dan DeVos has guided the Griffins franchise from its West Michigan debut in 1996-97 through the capture of its first-ever Calder Cup championship in 2012-13.
With a commitment to providing a fan experience focused on family fun and entertainment, the Griffins have long carried that excellence over to the ice, winning six division titles in either the AHL or the International Hockey League over the last 14 seasons.
DeVos is president and CEO of DP Fox Ventures, LLC, a Grand Rapids-based business development and management firm that employs more than 500 professionals through companies including Fox Insurance Agency, Fox Powersports and Fox Motor Group, a retail automotive group representing 40 brands at 21 locations.
A member of the board of directors of Alticor Inc., the parent company of Amway Corporation, DeVos also serves as president/CEO of Powell Pointe Resort, the developer of Cape Eleuthera, and of Cape Eleuthera Properties, the manager of the Princess Cays facility, on the island of Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Additionally, he is chairman of Georgian International, based in Barrie, Ontario.
DeVos, a member of the West Michigan Sports Commissions board of directors since 2007, is also chairman and part owner of the Orlando Magic, and he serves on both the AHLs executive committee and the NBAs Board of Governors. He was named the IHLs Executive of Year in 1997 and served as the leagues chairman of the board during its final two seasons (1999-2001).
In honor of the impact that he, his brothers and their father, Rich, have made on the sports landscape both locally and nationally, the DeVos family was inducted into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame in the team category in 2011.
DeVos is involved in a variety of local business and civic organizations, including Hope Network and the Grand Valley State University Foundation. He also serves as a trustee for Northwood University, his alma mater.
His wife, Pamella, is president and designer of PAMELLA ROLAND. They have two daughters and one son.