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Snyder appoints Pamella DeVos to Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Thursday, April 5, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Pamella DeVos, of Ada, to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The 15-member council, housed within the Michigan Economic Development Corp., facilitates an environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity to support Michigan's quality of life and economic vitality.  


"Pamella brings an impressive background of innovation, community service and leadership to this council," said Snyder. "I am confident she will work diligently to support the council's mission of encouraging vibrant arts and cultural activities for our Great Lakes State."

DeVos is owner, president and creative director of pamella roland, a clothing design collection with retail distribution in Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and many other leading retailers throughout the U.S. and abroad. Previously, she worked as public relations director for the National Art Show of the College Women's Association of Japan and founded, along with her husband Dan, DP Fox Ventures LLC in Grand Rapids.

DeVos established the Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation and serves as board chair. She has served in many capacities with the Grand Rapids Ballet, Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and Grand Rapids Art Museum, where she was named an Honorary Life Trustee in 2010. In addition to her service in Michigan, DeVos is a member of the Painting and Sculpture Acquisitions Committee and serves on the board of trustees at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She was also recently named to the Joffrey Ballet Board in Chicago. DeVos holds a bachelor's degree in business from Michigan State University.

DeVos will serve the balance of a three-year term that expires Sept. 1, 2012, filling a vacancy created by the resignation of Steve Tobocman. Her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.