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Barbara Van Andel-Gaby

Barbara Van Andel-Gaby

Barbara Van Andel-Gaby is a member of the Board of Directors of Alticor, parent company of direct selling leader Amway.

Van Andel-Gaby serves as a trustee of the Richard and Barbara Gaby Foundation, chairman of The Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees, a member of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors, and a member of the board of advisors for the Arete Scholarship Fund in Atlanta, Georgia.

She previously served as vice president of Amway Hotel Corporation and CEO of Peter Island Resorts.

A dedicated homeschooler since 1998, Van Andel-Gaby has homeschooled all six of her children. She is a member of the Georgia Home Education Association, the Home School Legal Defense Association, and several other home school organizations in Georgia. She also is a member of Perimeter Church of Atlanta, Georgia.

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Van Andel-Gaby graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and earned her MBA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  She is married to Richard D. Gaby.

Van Andel-Gaby is the youngest child of Amway co-founder Jay Van Andel, who started Amway in 1959 with his lifelong friend and business partner, Rich DeVos.