As Chief of Staff, Bill Payne assists in overseeing day-to-day management of the global Alticor Inc. enterprise, including Amway. He is a member of Amway’s executive staff, the company’s top advisory team to the Office of the Chief Executive, composed of Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel and President Doug DeVos.
Payne originally joined Amway in 1979 and worked in sales and marketing until 1985, when he took a leadership position with another company. He rejoined Amway in 1999 to take on the Chief of Staff role.
Prior to his return to Amway, Payne served as president of The Windquest Group, a privately held, multi-company operating firm.
He was also a partner in Payne-Zwiep and Company, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based mergers and acquisitions firm. Payne also has served in marketing and sales management positions with Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Payne earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Bowling Green State University. He has also attended executive study programs at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan.
Payne is active in a variety of business and community activities. He is currently on the Start Garden board and S2 Yachts, Inc. board. He is a graduate of Leadership Grand Rapids and a life time member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
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