Over Jim Janz's 25 years on the IBOAI Board - including 15 years as Chairman of the Canadian Board when it was a separate association, and in 2007 as Chairman of the North American Board - he has seen the Corporation and, thus, the business grow in the eyes of the world.
He saw it happen when Jay Van Andel was elected Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. And again when leaders from around the world attended the dedications of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel along with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. "Our Crown Ambassador pins took the place of security badges," says Jim, who remembers the late comedian Bob Hope commenting that he wished that he had one of those. Accompanying a half dozen heads of state and the sitting U.S. President, Ronald Reagan, the eyes of the world were on Amway in the persons of its leaders.
Today, although the IBOAI represents North American IBOs, IBO businesses reach around the world. The business continues to grow in the eyes of the world.