Deere & Company, a manufacturer of agricultural, construction, and forestry equipment, announced Kellye Walker will join its leadership team as senior vice president, chief legal officer and worldwide public affairs, effective April 29.

Earlier, she was the executive vice president at Eastman Chemical Company. Previously, she was executive vice president and chief legal officer for Huntington Ingalls Industries.

She also served as chief administrative officer at American Water Works Co.; senior vice president and general counsel for Diageo North America; and senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for BJ’s Wholesale Club.