Dick Devos’s methods for applying business principles to public education

While most Americans would know Dick Devos a successful CEO based in Michigan, his philanthropy and passion projects had taken him in a completely different direction. After having opened his first public charter school in 2010 he has remained a staunch Advocate and philanthropist supporting education efforts around the country.

 

He and his wife have been strong supporters of public charter schools and vouchers for education. It is his belief that smaller schools can provide personalized learning and unique opportunities. He sought to prove this fact by opening the West Michigan Aviation Academy, the country’s first completely for tuition-free aviation school.

 

While many critics accuse Dick Devos of using personal funds to bolster a false success, public finance documents for the school tell a completely different story. It is a priority for him to only use public songs that would only be available to any school of the same attendance, it wouldn’t be nearly as much to see success with outside funding.

 

Thanks to the same documents we can see just how fiscally responsible the school is. Not only the school run officially like a business, it is operated with the top down guidance of someone with years CEO level experience.

 

Most notably, the school hires a large number of staff members who specialize in each and every field at the school teaches. Successful businesses do not run entirely on the thoughts of a single person; every CEO has a board of directors at various levels of management below him.

 

Much like our business has department managers, this school has separate deans, one for student life, one for aviation, and one for academic and student services. This approach with multiple managers difference from a standard school that only has one principal. With multiple people of equivalent authority on staff, only the best ideas are promoted; you never ever a circumstance where a principal has a personal belief in something that trumps all the conventional wisdom brought forth by his subordinates. This level of management is important even though there are only 500 students in the school, it is simply worth the expense to hire them for their management expertise.

 

This is just one way that Dick Devos has used his business management expertise to bring the country its first completely public, tuition-free aviation school. He understands the value of management and is well aware of his limitations as a manager. Because he surrounds himself with other brilliant people with great ideas his school is able to a greater degree of success than the average public school, all while offering a unique curriculum.

 

Visit http://dickdevos.com to learn more.

Bruno Fagali Career Experience

Bob Vieira once said that there was need to be cautious, since public communication normally generates mistrust. He said caution was the best way to ensure that the company name was not associated with corruption practices. New/sb was working with CGU in its integrity program.

Bruno’s work at Bob Vieira’s New/sb is one of the positions he occupies outside FAGALI. At New/sb, Bruno applies compliance regulations to ensure that the company effectively operates using good practice. In this role helps the firm ensure that it does not inadvertently engage in corrupt practices.

New/sb was among the first in the advertising sector to create a ‘code of conduct’ that would toe the ‘anti corruption legislation’. Indeed New/sb is the only firm so far to have consulted CGU on its corporate regulations. New/sb, where Bruno Fagali works, is the first Brazilian owned company to be included in international advertising competitions. New/sb, again, is among the first company in the advertising sector to submit its code of conduct the transparency ministry’s organ: CGU.

Corporate Integrity Program

Bruno Fagali is responsible for the implementation of the corporate integrity program. The training teams established in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are charged with the management of the corporate integrity program in the respective areas. Overall management is in the able hands of Bruno Fagali.

Bruno Fagali Education

Bruno Fagali is a champion of integrity. As founding partner at FAGALI advocacy, he holds a master’s degree in law from USP. Bruno Fagali specializes in administrative and compliance law. Bruno also has credentials in Anti-corruption, electoral and public law. Under the public law he handles administrative, urban and constitutional law. He his first degree in Law is from PUC. Apart from founding FAGALI, he also coordinates the ‘ethics and advertising agencies commission of the Brazilian Institute of Business Law and Ethics’. Additionally, Bruno Fagali is a member of IBDEE.

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Betsy DeVos’ Successful Culture of Giving and Education Reform

I am passionate about education reform. Since my college days at Calvin College, I have not been the one to shy away from politics. For over thirty years, I have been in charge of all manner of political events and activities such as political action committees, party campaigns, and organization. I spent six years as the chairperson of the Michigan Republican Party. I have held various political positions since 1976.

I am currently the Chairperson of the Windquest Group, a private investment company with interests in clean energy, technology, and manufacturing. We established Windquest in 1989 with my husband, Dick DeVos. Dick has previously worked with Amway, and he was also the president of the famous Orlando Magic basketball franchise.

As an ardent advocate of choice in education, I am an excellent choice to chair the American Federation for Children, AFC. In addition, I also head the Alliance for School Choice. I am glad that the private choice programs in education are rapidly gaining traction. New programs are coming up in states that did not have them, and existing ones are expanding. Scores of voters are expressing their support for choice in education especially among the Latino communities.

Betsy Devos involvement in education reform started right here in Michigan. When our children became of school age, we felt that every parent should have a choice in the education their child gets. My husband and I unsuccessfully tried to propose an amendment to the constitution of the state of Michigan to support choice in education in 2000. That marked the start of my commitment to AFC.

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I am committed to achieving excellence in business, philanthropy and community development. Our giving efforts reflect our Christian faith and political beliefs. Through our philanthropy platform, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, we are passionate about education, children, and politics. We launched the Foundation in 1989 and have realized tremendous success since.

For example in 2012, we gave over $11 million to charitable causes. Between 1999 and 2014, the foundation was able to disburse over $100 million to various causes including Christian organizations, rights groups, and education. Since 1989 to date, our political support runs over $140 million. In 2015, we made it to number twenty-four on the Forbes list of America’s top donors. In the same year, our giving efforts reached over $11 million.

I continue to support dozens of causes through the foundation. Besides the GOP and related political groups, some of the other organizations that receive our support include Potters House, West Michigan Aviation Academy, which my husband runs, the Acton Institute, the Kennedy Center and ArtPrize among many others. In addition, I support public policy, civic education, community development, the church, health services, the arts and leadership development.

I believe politicians have a duty to positively impact the lives of future generations through active community engagement and policy reform. Visit betsydevos.com to know more about Betsy.