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Pamella DeVos

January 1, 2007

2007 – Grand Rapids, Michigan and New York, New York

Civic and political leader, community activist, successful fashion designer and entrepreneur, Pamella DeVos has always worked hard and led by example. The results of her effort and commitment can be found in the many diverse cultural and community success stories she has helped shape during the last two decades. In 2001, Pamella founded the pamella roland collection of high fashion clothing. The line can be found at retail giants such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstroms, and other leading stores around the world. Pamella plays a definitive role in creating and designing each piece, with the final say on shapes, fabrics, colors and function. The collection has received numerous accolades including the prestigious 2003 Gold Coast Award and has become the label of choice for celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Jennifer Gardner, and Angelina Jolie. While living in Japan from 1992 to 1993, she directed all public relations for the National Art Show of the College Women’s Association of Japan, one of the largest cultural events in that nation. Upon returning to Grand Rapids, she and Dan established the DP Fox Ventures, LLC, to manage their business investments and explore new opportunities. Later, Pamella devoted much of her time to the establishment of the Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation which she founded in 1995, shortly after the formation of a professional hockey team by DP Fox. Learning that many area children were unable to participate in community sports due to a lack of equipment and suitable facilities, Pamella expanded the Foundation’s efforts to include opportunities for sports participation. An arts advocate, Pamella played a critical role on the architect search committee, as well as co-chaired the capital campaign to raise funds for the new LEED Certified Grand Rapids Art Museum. Pamella co-chaired the Museum’s Grand Opening Inaugural Ball in September of 2007. As a long-time member of the museum’s board of trustees, she has also co-chaired major exhibitions.