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Manufacturing company John Deere has added Dmitri L. Stockton, president and chief executive officer of GE Asset Management, and Sheila G. Talton, president and chief executive of Gray Matter Analytics, to its board of directors.
Coming to the table with years of experience in banking, asset management, commercial real estate, mortgage finance, and insurance, Stockton has held leadership positions at GE Asset Management, GE Capital Corporation and GE Consumer Finance and currently serves on the company’s Corporate Executive Council. Talton, who is a 30-year veteran in the information technology industry, has had a successful career building consulting practices at EDS and Cisco Systems and helping technology businesses create and execute global strategies, including initiatives focused on big data. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and Harvard Business School’s AMP program.
“These new members bring significant expertise to the Deere & Company board of directors, experience that will benefit Deere’s operations around the world,” Deere Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Samuel R. Allen said in a statement.” Dmitri has been a leader in global finance and asset management, while Sheila brings an expertise in data and technology.”
With the new members, Deere & Company’s board totals 14 members, 13 of whom are independent directors.