WILLIAM J. BOER | President & FOUNDER
Since founding Grey Dunes in 2005, Bill Boer has worked with over sixty families in various capacitites - from selecting an investment manager or providing an assessment of existing family holdings to establishing a family office.
A graduate of Calvin College with a B.A. in Economics, Boer went on to earn an M.B.A. with honors in Finance and Strategic Planning from the University of Southern California, as well as an M.S. in Higher Education from Indiana University. Boer served as vice president for administration and finance at Calvin College and subsequently as the president of Michigan National Bank, Grand Rapids. In 1995, he accepted a position as the chief operating officer of RDV Corporation, the family office of Richard M. DeVos. DeVos is co-founder of Amway Corporation and owner of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. In this capacity, Boer was responsible for running the office’s day-to-day operations, which included managing investments, foundation administration, and financial services.
Boer's current community activities include serving on the Calvin College Board of Trustees as well as Calvin's Investment Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Independent Bank Corporation and serves as Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee. He previously chaired the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Committee and was a member of the boards at Spectrum Health Hospital and the West Michigan Aviation Academy. An Eagle Scout himself, Bill served as a board member of the Gerald R. Ford District of Boy Scouts of America.