MOLINE, Ill., May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Deere &
Company (NYSE: DE) today announced the election of Tamra A.
Erwin, a leading telecommunications executive, to the
company's board of directors. Erwin is executive vice president and
chief executive officer of Verizon Business, a division of Verizon
Communications, Inc. The organization headed by Erwin provides
services and products for business and government clients around
the world and has sales of more than $30
"We are pleased to welcome a business leader of Tami's stature
to the Deere board," said John C.
May, chairman and chief executive officer. "Her wealth of
experience in the telecommunications field will be of particular
value as we extend our leadership in smart connected machines and
precision technologies. Tami's background in marketing and customer
support is yet another asset she brings to our board."
Originally from Seattle,
Washington, Erwin joined Verizon in the late 1980s as a
customer service representative. In subsequent years, her positions
included chief marketing officer and executive vice president of
wireless operations. She serves on the Verizon foundation board and
the Paley Media Center board of trustees.
With Erwin's election, the Deere board will have 11 members, 10
of whom are independent, or non-employee, directors. The previously
announced retirement of Sam Allen,
the company's former chief executive officer and board chairman
since 2010, became effective today.
About Deere & Company
Deere & Company (NYSE:
DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services
and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked
to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and
build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing
need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John
Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built
on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere
at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.
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