David C. Everitt currently serves as Independent Lead Director. He was named Non-Executive Chairman in August 2014, a role he held until October 2018. Mr. Everitt also served as Interim President and CEO during the period of February to July 2014. Mr. Everitt currently serves on the Management Development & Compensation Committee and the Governance Committee.
Mr. Everitt is the retired co-leader of Deere & Company’s Agriculture and Turf Division, that company’s largest operating group. During his 37-year career with Deere & Company, he served as President - North America, Asia, Australia, Sub-Saharan and South Africa, and Global Tractor & Turf Products. Mr. Everitt also serves on the Board of Directors for Allison Transmission, Brunswick Corp and Corteva, Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Business Aviation Association.