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Betsy DeVos Gives towards Positive Change

Betsy DeVos has been an active politician since her college days at Michigan University. She was then known as Elisabeth Prince, and she would always vie for political positions that interested her in the college. Due to her influence and ability to deliver her promises, students elected her in various positions to represent them. Many reports show that she always met the people’s expectations and surpassed them. In a similar way, Betsy DeVos pursues political interests to the present day. Betsy takes on projects or initiatives that help transform the society in a positive manner. She was elected as the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party four consecutive times. She has also held many political positions and chaired committees and commissions that form political parties. However, right now she has shifted her attention to cases that are related to education reform system.

Betsy and Dick DeVos believe that the current education system is limiting to the kids, who come from the wrong zip codes. These children are most times unable to achieve the American dream thanks to the limits of the old public school system. Betsy and Dick DeVos mainly give towards Charter and Voucher Schools with the intention of helping the needy kids, who cannot afford the fees in the schools. In an interview, Betsy said that the couple began giving to these schools when they were just young in marriage. They attended a school meeting at Potters House School, which is owned by Bishop Jakes. The couple realized that albeit most parents in the school could hardly afford the fees in the schools, they opted to put their kids in the schools because the environment was safe. Betsy and Dick started paying tuition fees for some of the kids in the school. They also identified other similar schools and began a support program for the kids, who were enrolled there. Betsy and Dick wanted to reduce the dropout rates and give the kids a better future.

Betsy also has a passion to help the people, who are less privileged; a virtue which she learned from her parents. Luckily, Betsy married Dick DeVos, a man who came from a family that was even more philanthropic work. Dick, just like Betsy, is a philanthropist, and together they have founded the Dick and Betsy family Foundation, which donates to noble courses in the society. Albeit the two are criticized for giving towards political courses, they are more given to philanthropic giving and the former is only pocket change in comparison to the latter.Betsy DeVos is also known as a disruptor of the norm. She easily deviates from a course, which she finds not beneficial to the society. As a result, many people have called her an activist, who influences people towards more beneficial courses. Betsy is also an innovator.

 

Meet man behind Televisa’s dominance: Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega

     Televisa is a leading multimedia company in Spanish speaking countries. The company also operates cable television services to the Mexicans and direct-to-home satellite TV services.

The company was founded in 1973 by Emilio Azcarraga Vidaurreta. Televisa also serves the United States market through Univision Company and has control of over 66% of 465 televisions operating in Mexico.

Since its launch, the company has been under Azcarraga family where up to date, has been led by three generations of this family. Each is passing the leadership of the company to his son after his death.

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is Televisa’s managing director and Executive Vice President since 2009.

Televisa’s assets and services

Televisa is the leading media conglomerate ( a company with more other smaller often unrelated companies) in Latin America followed by Grupo Globo. The company is involved in the following industries;

Television broadcasting services

Distributing Television programs globally

Satellite services such as direct-to-home satellite

Newspapers, magazines and books publishing and distribution.

The subsidiary company involved include; Vanidades, TVyNovelas, Rolling Stone Mexico among others

Cable TV called Televisa Networks which brings together more than ten companies and internet portals

Film production and marketing such as Telenovelas are the most popular worldwide and run for one season.

The TV shows created and distributed by the company include;

Alborada

Alma de Hierro

Amigo and Friends

Mar de Amor

Pasion

Real Love among others.

The company has employed over 25,000 people and posted a profit of over US$672.7 million (2012).

About Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is a name you won’t miss when you ask about Televisa. He has been in management position since 1997 when he first joined the board. After that, he was elected as the CFO and later the Executive VP of the Largest Media Company in Latin America.

Before this epic rise, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega worked as a lawyer at White & Case LLP in New York City which later inspired him to launch his own law firm Minajares, Angoitia, Cortes y Furntes, S.C.

He is also a philanthropist and offers his services to the community. He chairs the board of Trustees of Kardias A.C.

 

OSI Group a Leader in the Food Service Sector

OSI Group, a privately owned meat processing company is one of the leading service providers in the retail and foods services sector. Based in Aurora Illinois, the company supplies not only meat, but also sea food, vegetable and vegetable products, fruits and also products made from cheese. The company manufacturing divisions in the United States, in Europe and in the Asia pacific and was previously known as OSI Industries before the name was changed to the present name, The OSI Group.

The Background of OSI Group

The company’s roots can be traced to Germany. Otto Kolschowsky moved from Germany and settled in the United States where he established family meat company two years after he had settled in America. The company grew and in 1917, Otto ventured into the wholesale meat business. In 1928, Otto changed the name of the company to Otto and Sons and the company’s reputation grew because they business continued to provide locals with quality meats.

OSI Group maintains Its Reputation

Today, the OSI Group has continued to provide outstanding services to its clients in the food industry through quality products made to order solution. The company is a global leader in food business and many well-known food companies depend on the OSI Group for innovative solutions to their intricate food development and processing requirements.

OSI Recognized for Commendable Work

In 2011, Forbes listed the company as one of the biggest private companies at number 136 because OSI Groups commands annual revenue of about $3 billion. In 2016, the company moved higher up the rankings in the listings of Forbes at number 58 with revenues of over $6 billion. The image of the OSI Group has always been one of distinction as evidenced by their UK division getting awarded with the respected Globe of Honor Award. This was given to them in 2016 by the British Safety Council and was given because of the commendable manner in which the company managed environmental risks

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