Marc A. Howze is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, a position he was appointed to in September 2016. In this role, he will have responsibility for the primary administrative activities of the company, including Human Resources, Labor Relations, Public Affairs, Communications, Brand Management, and Security.
Howze joined Deere & Company in 2001 as an attorney. He later served as senior attorney, senior counsel, and Manager, Business Development, Consumer Equipment Division. Howze was elected Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel, Deere & Company, in 2006. In 2008, Howze was assigned to Deere's agricultural marketing group as marketing integration manager. In 2009, he was appointed Factory Manager, John Deere Turf Care, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, and was later Global Director, Cotton Harvesting Product Line. Immediately prior to his current position, he was Vice President, Global Human Resources and Employee Communications, at Deere & Company, beginning in October 2012.