AGCO Hires Manager of North America Public Relations

Published online: Dec 14, 2017 Articles
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AGCO Corporation, a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of agricultural equipment, has named Kelli Cook as public relations manager for North America. Cook will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic public relations and publicity programs to support brand and product marketing efforts in North America.

Most recently, Cook was the marketing communications manager for Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, in Washington, D.C. In this role, she oversaw marketing communications and trade shows.

Cook spent seven years in various roles for the U.S. Department of State, Office of Naval Intelligence and Defense Intelligence Agency. While working in the intelligence community, she advised senior command leaders on change management strategies and employee communications best practices. During her time with the Department of State, Cook spent two years in Iraq, sharing stories of the Iraqi people and working to help them rebuild their country. She also served as a diplomatic courier for the State Department.

“We’re very excited that Kelli has joined AGCO’s North America marketing team,” says Meghann McNally, AGCO’s director of dealer marketing excellence. “She brings a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors that will help AGCO in our efforts to expand brand awareness among dealers and customers.”

Cook received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Georgia State University and a master’s in corporate communications from Georgetown University.