Mary K. W. Jones
Mary K. W. Jones is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Deere & Company, a position she has held since January 2013. Jones is the company's chief legal officer and has executive management responsibility for the Law and Patent departments and Deere & Company's Center for Global Business Conduct.
Jones joined Deere & Company in 1997 as an attorney. She served in Global Law Services for more than ten years in roles including senior counsel, assistant general counsel and associate general counsel. In March 2008 she was appointed Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel, Deere & Company. In October 2008, Jones joined the company's Corporate Human Resources organization as Director, Regional Human Resources and Shared Services. Prior to her current position, she was named Vice President, Global Human Resources for Deere & Company in March 2010.
A native of Cordova, Illinois, Jones received her bachelor's degree from Truman State University. She received her juris doctor degree, with high distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she was a member of the editorial board of the Iowa Law Review.
Jones is a member of the Illinois and Iowa Bar Associations. She is a member and past chair of the Corporate Law Departments Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association and a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Jones also serves on the board of directors of the March of Dimes Mississippi Valley Division, YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln (Blue Grass, Iowa) and Arrowhead Ranch (Coal Valley, Illinois).
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