Hannah VanderWeide Shue is an investor, influencer, connector, and encourager – driven by curiosity and the occasional Belgian ale.
She is engaged in her family’s leadership at several DeVos family-owned business ventures, including RDV Corporation.
Hannah plays a central role for her extended family in creating structures and systems that empower family-owned organizations and DeVos family members to work together and thrive. In addition, she leverages this first-hand experience and expertise to provide coaching and consultation to other prominent families and the emerging generation as they embark on leadership and transition planning, overall corporation governance work and more.
As an investor, Hannah gravitates to companies creating novel products and services. Her investment interests are in industries including health & wellness, community spaces, blockchain, future of work, and real estate.
Hannah is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship as well, leading her and her family to launch SpringGR, a nonprofit initiative in Grand Rapids, Michigan that empowers underserved entrepreneurs to develop the necessary skills to start and scale their businesses.
Hannah also supports charities and initiatives that help others attain the resources needed to reach their full potential and sustain long-term vitality. For example, she and her husband, Blake Shue, are part of a small community called The Well that funds overhead costs and covers credit card fees for charity: water so the nonprofit can allow 100% of others’ donations to go directly to fund clean water projects.
She and Blake also have developed a scholarship at their alma mater – Wake Forest University – for first-generation students with an interest in entrepreneurship.
Hannah’s career began with a series of digital marketing roles of increasing responsibility, advancing to a management position with WeWork before transitioning to efforts related to organizations led by her and her family.
Hannah graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communications and entrepreneurship at Wake Forest. She also completed the school’s intensive summer management program as part of her studies. Hannah continues to be involved in the university, including serving on the university’s board of trustees.
Hannah and Blake live in Colorado, USA.