Sheila G. Talton
Elected to Deere & Company Board of Directors, 2015
President and Chief Executive Officer, Gray Matter Analytics
Sheila G. Talton is President and Chief Executive Officer of Gray Matter Analytics in Chicago, Illinois, a position she has held since 2013.
Prior to her current position, she was President and CEO, SGT Ltd.; Vice President, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Area Vice President, Consumer Products, Electronic Data Systems Corp.; and President, Global Business Process Innovations Services, Electronic Data Systems Corp.
Besides serving on the Deere & Company board, Talton is a director of OGE Energy Corporation, Wintrust Financial Corporation, and Sysco Corporation. She also serves the Northwestern Memorial Foundation, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the Chicago Urban League.
Talton received a B.S. in marketing with a minor in speech communication from Northern Illinois University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
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