Marc A. Howze is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Deere & Company. In this role, he has 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. He was elected Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel, Deere & Company, in 2006. In 2008, he 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, 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.
Prior to John Deere, Howze served in the U.S. Army as an Artillery Officer.
Howze serves on the Board of Directors for Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the Executive Leadership Council.
Howze holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.