Olathe, Kan. Jon Ebert, formerly the global input manufacturer segment manager at the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), has been named north american public relations manager for the U.S. and Canada. Ebert replaces Cyndee Smiley who was recently named sales operation manager for the John Deere Ag & Turf Division in the U.S. and Canada. Laurel Caes, public relations manager for north american ag continues in her current role and now reports to Ebert.

Ebert joined John Deere as an intern in 2009 with the National Training Group. In 2010 he worked as a Marketing Representative before supporting dealers as a Solution Specialist in the Corn Belt and northern Delta regions of the U.S. Since then, he has worked in multiple marketing roles at John Deere involving tractors, harvesting equipment and technology. Most recently at ISG, he managed strategic business relationships with other companies to deliver key precision-ag solutions for mutual customers.

In his new role, Ebert is responsible for work across the John Deere Ag & Turf Division and with ISG leaders to develop a consolidated internal and external communication plan for the division. His work will include employee communications, public relations, media relations, marketing communications and tactical marketing while developing specific communication materials on behalf of the division.