Mary K. W. Jones
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Worldwide Public Affairs
Deere & Company
Mary K. W. Jones is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Worldwide Public Affairs, a position she has held since January 2019. Jones is the company's chief legal officer and has executive management responsibility for the global law and patent departments and the company’s business conduct and public affairs functions.
Jones joined Deere & Company in 1997 as an attorney. She served in Global Law Services for more than 10 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. In October 2008, Jones joined the Corporate Human Resources organization as Director, Regional Human Resources and Shared Services. She was named Vice President, Global Human Resources in March 2010. Prior to her current position, she was appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel in January 2013.
Jones received her bachelor's degree from Truman State University. She received her Juris Doctorate 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 State 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 American Law Institute and Association of General Counsel. Jones also serves on the board of directors of HNI Corporation. She is Vice Chair of the board of directors of the Scott County Family YMCA and serves on the board of The Iowa Law School Foundation, as well as the March of Dimes, Mississippi Valley Division.
Deere & Company (JohnDeere.com) is a world leader in providing advanced products, technology, and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich, and build upon the land to meet the world’s increasing need for food, fuel, shelter, and infrastructure.