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2019 | Annual Report

Corporate Governance

Caterpillar’s governance structure provides leadership, accountability and transparency to the 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. Learn more at

Board of Directors

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

David L. Calhoun
President and CEO
The Boeing Company

Daniel M. Dickinson
Managing Partner
HCI Equity Partners

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

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

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

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

Susan C. Schwab
University of Maryland School
of Public Policy and Former
U.S. Trade Representative

D. James Umpleby III
Chairman and CEO
Caterpillar Inc.

Miles D. White
Executive Chairman of the Board
Abbott Laboratories

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


Chairman and CEO
D. James Umpleby III

Chief Financial Officer
Andrew R.J. Bonfield

Chief Human Resources Officer
Cheryl H. Johnson

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

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

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

As of April 1, 2020

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