Corporate Governance

Caterpillar’s governance structure provides leadership, accountability and transparency to management of the company and its businesses. Our corporate governance framework serves the interests of shareholders with the highest standards of responsibility, integrity and commitment to enhance shareholder value over the long term. These standards are developed and implemented by our Board of Directors and the Executive Office, who oversee the company’s performance and governance policies. Learn more at

Board of Directors

Kelly A. Ayotte
Former U.S. Senator representing New Hampshire

Debra L. Reed-Klages
Former Chairman and CEO Sempra Energy

David L. Calhoun
Senior Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Operations The Blackstone Group; Presiding Director of the Caterpillar Board

Edward B. Rust, Jr.
Former Chairman and CEO State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Daniel M. Dickinson
Managing Partner HCI Equity Partners

Susan C. Schwab
Professor University of Maryland School of Public Policy

Juan Gallardo
Former CEO Organización CULTIBA, S.A.B de C.V.

D. James Umpleby III
Chairman and CEO Caterpillar Inc.

Dennis A. Muilenburg
Chairman, President and CEO The Boeing Company

Miles D. White
Chairman and CEO Abbott Laboratories

William A. Osborn
Former Chairman and CEO Northern Trust Corporation and The Northern Trust Company

Rayford Wilkins, Jr.
Former CEO Diversified Businesses AT&T Inc.


Chairman and CEO
D. James Umpleby III

Group Presidents
William P. Ainsworth
Bob De Lange
Denise C. Johnson
Ramin Younessi

Chief Financial Officer
Andrew R.J. Bonfield

Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary
Suzette M. Long

Chief Human Resources Officer
Cheryl H. Johnson

As of April 1, 2019

Learn More about our corporate governance framework and voting on matters for the annual meeting in Caterpillar’s Proxy Statement: