Our Leadership Team

Our core values – integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation – provide an enduring foundation for our success. Our leadership team ensures these values remain vital and relevant, helping guide our employees in the way they do their jobs and the way we treat our customers and each other.

Deere’s senior management team shown at company headquarters in Moline, Illinois. From left: John May, Marc Howze, James Field, Mark von Pentz, Sam Allen, Rajesh Kalathur, Cory Reed, and Mary Jones. (Not pictured: Ryan Campbell)

Company Leaders

Samuel R. Allen

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Ryan D. Campbell

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


James M. Field

President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division and Power Systems


Marc A. Howze

Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer


Mary K. W. Jones

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Public Affairs


Rajesh Kalathur

President, John Deere Financial, and Chief Information Officer


John C. May

President, Chief Operating Officer


Cory J. Reed

President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division: Americas and Australia; Global Harvesting, Crop Care, and Turf & Utility Platforms; and Ag Solutions


Mark von Pentz

President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division: Europe, CIS, Asia, and Africa; Global Tractor and Hay & Forage Platforms; and Advanced Engineering


Deere & Company board of directors shown at company headquarters in Moline, Illinois. From left: Michael Johanns, Alan Heuberger, Charles Holliday, Sheila Talton, Clayton Jones, Samuel Allen, Vance Coffman, Sherry Smith, Gregory Page, Dmitri Stockton, and Dipak Jain.

Board of Directors

Samuel R. Allen

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deere & Company


Vance D. Coffman

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation


Alan C. Heuberger

Senior Manager, BMGI


Charles O. (Chad) Holliday, Jr.

Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc.


Dipak C. Jain

Co-President and Global Advisor, China Europe International Business School


Michael O. Johanns

Retired United States Senator from Nebraska and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture


Clayton M. Jones

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rockwell Collins, Inc.


Gregory R. Page

Retired Executive Director, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Cargill, Inc.


Sherry M. Smith

Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Supervalu Inc.


Dmitri L. Stockton

Retired Special Advisor to Chairman and Retired Senior Vice President, General Electric Company Former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of GE Asset Management


Sheila G. Talton

President and Chief Executive Officer, Gray Matter Analytics