Felecia J. Pryor joins Deere as Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer. She is a member of the senior management team and has responsibility for the company’s human resources, labor relations, enterprise security, aviation, and brand and communications functions.
Pryor joins Deere with nearly two decades of experience in human resources and related fields at BorgWarner, Inc., and Ford Motor Company. In her most recent position, she was executive vice president and chief human resources officer at BorgWarner. Earlier, she was vice president of human resources at the company’s Morse business unit. Pryor previously spent 16 years at Ford, where she was global human resources director and served in executive roles in Thailand and China. She earlier held human resources and labor relations positions at various Ford assembly plants and at the company’s financial-services unit.
“Over the course of her career, Felecia has compiled an impressive record of achievement in a range of HR-related areas and is well-known for her expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion, talent development, executive compensation, performance management, succession planning, and employment law,” said John May, Deere’s chairman and CEO. “Felecia will play an instrumental role in helping us achieve the company’s strategic ambitions, strengthen the John Deere brand, and attract and retain top talent.”
Over the course of her career, Pryor has compiled a record of achievement in a range of HR-related areas and is known for her expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion, talent development, executive compensation, performance management, succession planning, and employment law. Her extensive background has been complemented by experience in leadership roles at other industrial companies and time working in international assignments.
A native of Florida, Pryor holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Valdosta State University, a master’s degree in public administration from Florida Atlantic University, and a law degree from Western Michigan University. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan. She serves on the board of directors of Lincoln Educational Services.