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AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of agricultural equipment, named Kelli Cook as manager, public relations, North America. Cook will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic public relations and publicity programs to support brand and product marketing efforts for 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 U.S. 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, director, 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 of Journalism degree from Georgia State University and her Masters of Corporate Communications degree from Georgetown University.

About AGCO

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions and supports more productive farming through its full line of equipment and related services. AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, supported by Fuse® precision technologies and farm optimization services, and are distributed globally through a combination of more than 3,000 independent dealers and distributors in more than 150 countries. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., USA. In 2016, AGCO had net sales of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.