Our Leadership Team

For more than 180 years, John Deere has benefited from strong, decisive leaders who are dedicated to the company's core values.

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.

John May standing, smiling.

John C. May

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Ryan D. Campbell

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Jahmy J. Hindman

Chief Technology Officer


Marc A. Howze

Group President, Lifecycle Solutions and Chief Administrative Officer


Mary K. W. Jones

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Worldwide Public Affairs


Rajesh Kalathur

President, John Deere Financial and Chief Information Officer


Cory J. Reed

President, Ag & Turf Division: Large & Precision Ag, and Americas and Australia


John H. Stone

President, Construction & Forestry Division and Power Systems


Mark von Pentz

President, Ag & Turf Division: Small Ag & Turf, and Europe, CIS, Asia, and Africa


Deere & Company board of directors shown at company headquarters in Moline, Illinois. From left: Alan C. Heuberger, Michael O. Johanns, Sherry M. Smith, Charles O. Holliday, Dmitri L. Stockton, Dipak C. Jain, Sheila G. Talton, John C. May, Gregory R. Page, Samuel R. Allen (retired April 2020), and Clayton M. Jones. (Not pictured: Tamra A. Erwin)

Board of Directors

John C. May

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Deere & Company


Tamra A. Erwin

Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Business Group


Alan C. Heuberger

Senior Manager, BMGI


Charles O. (Chad) Holliday, Jr.

Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc.


Dipak C. Jain

President (European), 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