European Union Public Affairs and Citizenship Manager
Vanessa Buttignon is John Deere's European Union Public Affairs and Citizenship Manager. Since joining John Deere in 2010, Vanessa has supported a wide array of public affairs initiatives in the European Union. Since 2015 Vanessa's roles and responsibilities include support for John Deere and the John Deere Foundation's efforts to enhance citizenship initiatives in the region. Specifically, Vanessa is responsible for guiding and supporting John Deere units to increase citizenship investments and volunteer activities in order to both meet John Deere's strategic goals as well as improve the quality of life for those in our home communities. Prior to joining John Deere, Vanessa worked as a trainee at the European Commission. In 2008, Vanessa earned a Master's Degree with high distinction in International Relations and International Economics from the University of Trieste, Italy. In 2007, she earned a Master's Degree in International Development from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Bordeaux Business School, France.