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LuAnn Haydon

LuAnn M. Haydon is a lifelong resident of the Quad Cities. She retired from John Deere with over 42 years of service.  Her areas of responsibilities were mainly in Marketing and Communications with most recent assignments as Manager of Visual Services (all global photography for company) and Manager of the John Deere Pavilion and Foundation Facilities which included the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour, IL and the John Deere Collectors Center.    


During her time with John Deere, she spent many hours on strategic planning, personnel development and facilities management.  Her most significant accomplishments were serving on the design/build teams for both the John Deere Pavilion and the John Deere Collectors Center.  She also served as a consultant to the management team that opened the John Deere Forum in Mannheim Germany.  


LuAnn has been married to her husband, Kirk, for 45 years and they have one son, Brent, who is employed as an Attorney and Compliance Director here in the Quad Cities.  Her interests include gardening, travel, art and volunteering in her community.  


LuAnn is presently working with several local non-profit boards on board training, development, strategic planning and mentoring and has a great amount of experience serving on local boards and committees in our community.  LuAnn is honored to serve on the boards of Living Proof Exhibit, Normaleah Ovarian Cancer Initiative and Dress for Success Quad Cities.  Previous boards she has served on are Family Resources, the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, River Music Experience, MidCoast Fine Arts, ATPI (State of IL Agritourism) and the Junior League of the Quad Cities.  In addition to those boards, she has served on various committees such as United Way Campaign Cabinet and Special Events, Junior Achievement Project Business, CASI Hat Bash and is the Co-Chair for the Red Cross ’Picnic on the River’.  She is currently involved with the Lead(h)er initiative as a mentor.  


Awards and Recognitions:

  • Project Business Hall of Fame - Junior Achievement (first female at Deere to receive this award)

  • Junior League - National Merit Award for Small League Growth and Development

  • Aurora Awards – Best of Show in both Corporate Identity/Image and Visitor Center Presentation for the “Linked to the Land” corporate film currently showing at the John Deere Pavilion

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