Steve Van Andel
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Trustee
TERM AS TRUSTEE:
June 3, 2002 through Present
Steve Van Andel is co-chair of the board of directors of Amway, one of the world’s leading direct selling businesses. He served as co-CEO of Amway from 1995-2018. Van Andel is the eldest son of Amway Co-Founder Jay Van Andel, who, with Rich DeVos, started Amway in 1959 in Ada, Michigan.
Over the past two decades, Van Andel has been part of leading a strategic transformation of the company with a focus on growth through digital tools, mobile experiences and product innovations.
Van Andel has been an ambassador for free enterprise and free trade interests all over the world. He has twice served as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he remains a member of several committees, and has been involved with the U.S. China Business Council as well as the U.S. Korea Business Council.
Van Andel shared his passion for economic freedom on a local level in his role as chairman of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids during the 2014/2015 season. Van Andel serves on the boards of directors of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Business Leaders for Michigan, West Michigan Policy Forum and Metro Health Hospital. He also serves on the board of his alma mater, Hillsdale College.
Van Andel earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Hillsdale College and a Master of Business Administration in marketing from Miami University in Ohio.