Board of Directors

Caterpillar’s Board of Directors currently has 11 members. This number permits diversity of experience without hindering effective discussion or diminishing individual accountability

Annual Meeting Attendance Policy

Company policy states that in the absence of unavoidable conflict, all directors are expected to attend the annual meeting of stockholders.  All directors attended the annual meeting in June 2020.

Caterpillar Inc. Board of Directors information as of 8/18/2021:

KELLY A. AYOTTE
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KELLY A. AYOTTE


KELLY A. AYOTTE
is a former U.S. Senator representing New Hampshire. Prior to that, she was Attorney General of New Hampshire. Other current directorships: The Blackstone Group Inc., Boston Properties, Inc. and News Corporation. Other directorships within the last five years: Bloom Energy Corporation. Senator Ayotte has been a director of the Company since 2017.

David L. Calhoun
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David L. Calhoun


DAVID L. CALHOUN 
President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing. Mr. Calhoun has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company since January 2020. Previously, he served as Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Portfolio Operations of The Blackstone Group (private equity) from January 2014 to January 2020. Mr. Calhoun served as Chairman of the Board of Nielsen Holdings plc (marketing and media information) from January 2014 to January 2016, as Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen Holdings plc from May 2010 to January 2014, and as Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Nielsen Company B.V. from August 2006 to January 2014. Prior to joining Nielsen, he served as Vice Chairman of General Electric Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Infrastructure. During his 26-year tenure at GE, he ran multiple business units including GE Transportation, GE Aircraft Engines, GE Employers Reinsurance Corporation, GE Lighting and GE Transportation Systems. He is also on the board of Boeing.  Mr. Calhoun has been a director since 2011.

Daniel M. Dickinson
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Daniel M. Dickinson


DANIEL M. DICKINSON
 has served as Managing Partner of HCI Equity Partners (private equity firm) since 2001.  Other current directorships: None.  Other directorships within the last five years: None.  Mr. Dickinson has been a director of the Company since 2006.

Gerald Johnson
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Gerald Johnson


GERALD JOHNSON
 is Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing of General Motors Company where he began in 1980 and served many different manufacturing and quality roles globally. Other current directorships: None.  Other directorships within the last five years: None. Mr. Johnson has been a director since 2021.

DAVID W. MACLENNAN
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DAVID W. MACLENNAN


DAVID W. MACLENNAN has been CEO of Cargill since 2013 and Board Chair since 2015. He began his Cargill career in 1991 and served in several positions of increasing responsibility before becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Other current directorships: Ecolab Inc. Other directorships within the last five years: None. Mr. MacLennan has been a director since 2021.

Debra L. Reed
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Debra L. Reed


DEBRA L. REED-KLAGES retired as Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Sempra Energy (energy infrastructure and utilities) in 2018, having served in these roles since 2012 and 2011, respectively. Other current directorships: Chevron Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation.  Directorships within the last five years: Halliburton Company, Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC and Sempra Energy.  Ms. Reed has been a director of the Company since 2015.

Edward B. Rust, Jr.
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Edward B. Rust, Jr.


EDWARD B. RUST, JR. retired as Chairman in 2016 and as CEO in 2015 of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (insurance).  Other current directorships: Helmerich & Payne, Inc. and S&P Global Inc.  Other directorships within the last five years: none.  Mr. Rust has been a director of the Company since 2003.

Susan C. Schwab
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Susan C. Schwab


SUSAN C. SCHWAB has been a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy since 2009 and a Strategic Advisor for Mayer Brown LLP (global law firm) since 2010.  She held various positions previously, including U.S. Trade Representative (member of the President’s Cabinet) and Assistant Secretary of Commerce.  Other current directorships: FedEx Corporation, Marriott International, Inc. Other directorships within the last five years: The Boeing Company.  Ambassador Schwab has been a director of the Company since 2009.

D. JAMES UMPLEBY III
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D. JAMES UMPLEBY III


D. JAMES UMPLEBY III has been CEO of Caterpillar Inc. since January 1, 2017.  He served as Group President of Caterpillar from 2013 to 2016 with responsibility for Caterpillar’s Energy & Transportation segment and served as a Caterpillar Vice President and President of Solar Turbines from 2010 to 2012.  The Board elected Mr. Umpleby Chairman of the Board in 2018. Other current directorships:  Chevron Corporation.  Other directorships within the last five years: none.  Mr. Umpleby has been a director of the Company since 2017.

Miles D. White
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Miles D. White


MILES D. WHITE retired as Executive Chairman of the Board of Abbott Laboratories (medical devices and biotechnology) in 2021. Mr. White joined Abbott in 1984 where he served as Abbott’s Chairman and CEO from 1999 to 2020. Other current directorships: Abbott Laboratories and McDonald’s Corporation.  Other directorships within the last five years: none.  Mr. White has been a director of the Company since 2011.

RAYFORD WILKINS, JR.
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RAYFORD WILKINS, JR.


RAYFORD WILKINS, JR. retired as CEO of Diversified Businesses of AT&T Inc (telecommunications) in 2012.  Other current directorships: Morgan Stanley and Valero Energy Corporation.  Other directorships within the last five years: None.  Mr. Wilkins has been a director of the Company since 2017.