Felecia Pryor joined Deere as Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer in August 2022. 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 has almost two decades of experience in human resources and related fields at other major industrial companies. Her previous positions included executive vice president and chief human resources officer at BorgWarner, Inc. and vice president of human resources at the company’s Morse business unit. She also spent 16 years at Ford Motor Company, 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, 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.