Former Galvan among 'most influential' women in Georgia
AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, last week announced the recognition of Debra Kuper, AGCO Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, as one of the most influential women in Georgia.
Kuper, a former Galva resident, received a Glass Ceiling Award for her dedication and hard work as a leader at the Georgia Conference for Women last week.
A 1983 Galva High School graduate, Kuper was appointed AGCO Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in May 2008. She has overall responsibility for the company’s legal matters, including the ethics and compliance program, litigation, regulatory and securities filings, executive compensation, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and other worldwide legal activities. She also is responsible for the corporate records and minutes, resolutions and consents of AGCO’s board.
She joined AGCO from Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, where she was Senior Corporate Counsel. She oversaw Caterpillar’s corporate governance, securities, tax and regulatory compliance group.
The former Debra Wagher, Kuper was the featured speaker at the Galva Rotary Club’s Honors Banquet in May 2009.