As a Sales Support Territory Manager for John Deere, Becky Littlefield is responsible for ensuring that all sales and marketing goals are met by working with dealer organizations, tactical marketing, and division sales teams. “Each day my job provides different opportunities and challenges; I never know exactly what to expect. I enjoy analyzing situations to find the best way to communicate and relate with each individual. I thrive on solving challenges and making an immediate impact for our dealer organizations.” Becky also provides counsel to organizations on products, marketing, and financial and/or management related matters; fosters relationships by serving as a liaison and resolving issues within day to day business; communicates marketing opportunities; and delivers training to dealer organizations.
As a 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois Agricultural Education Program, Becky says she often gets asked how she ended up working for John Deere. “The answer is simple. Fundamentally, education is about figuring out the best method to pass on knowledge to others. In sales and marketing, I do the same thing. I analyze the information available and the audience then determines the best means to deliver the information. My core agriculture classes provided me with a strong sense of the agriculture industry as well as the ability to relate to customers, dealer organizations, and co-workers.”
While attending the University of Illinois, Becky held leadership roles in several organizations. Some of her most notable roles were in organizations such as Alpha Tau Alpha and Ag Ed Club, the Student Advancement Committee, Collegiate FFA, and Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
What sets the University of Illinois apart from other academic institutions? Becky says, “The University of Illinois provides students with a top-notch education in a family environment. It is a well-known academic institution with a focus on preparing students for the future. No matter your background, there is always a place and opportunity for you as a student at the University of Illinois. I am truly proud to be a University of Illinois graduate.”