Frances B. Emerson
Frances B. Emerson is Vice President, Corporate Communications and Global Brand Management of Deere & Company. In her position at John Deere, Emerson is responsible for a broad range of external, internal, and brand management communications activities, as well as community relations and philanthropy.
Prior to joining Deere & Company in April 2005, Emerson was Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, MassMutual Financial Group. Prior to that position, she was Vice President, Corporate Communications, Honeywell, Inc., where she earlier served as Director of Communications for Industrial Automation and Control. Emerson also served as associate instructor of business and technical communications at the University of Arizona, as well as associate instructor at the University of Utah. From 1971-72, Emerson taught English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Yap, Western Caroline Islands, Micronesia.
Emerson is author of the college textbook Technical Writing, published by Houghton Mifflin.
She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Hofstra University and Kansas State, respectively. At Honeywell, she completed the Advanced Program for Directors offered by the Harvard School of Business.
Emerson is on the board of directors of the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa.
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