Amy Jones graduated from Missouri University of Science & Technology in 2003 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and minors in Business, Mathematics, and Psychology of Leadership. She received her Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2014 and a certificate in Systems Design and Management from MIT in 2018.

Amy began her career as a Project Engineer at Sachs Electric Company in St. Louis, where she was responsible for the successful execution of over large scale industrial and commercial construction projects. In 2010, Amy joined John Deere full-time as a Software Verification and Validation Engineer in the Construction and Forestry Division, where she had previously completed three internships as an undergraduate. As a test engineer, she received recognition for leading the first team to successfully implement the complete embedded software development process on a construction product line. In 2014, Amy accepted a position as Senior Systems Engineer for the Excavators Outside the Americas product line. In this role, she supervised and led a global team to define, develop, and implement electrical systems that meet the needs of a diverse customer base. Her team was widely recognized for innovation and execution, delivering eleven models to production in four years. Amy holds four patents and received an enterprise innovation award for her work on excavators. In 2020, Amy took on a new role as supervisor of the Operator Station Systems and Module team. In this position, Amy is responsible for supporting factory production of cabs as well as leading new development of common components and systems for the Construction division.

Amy has a driving passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) outreach, which began during her undergraduate education where she completed an honors project on the adaptation of interdisciplinary engineering concepts to elementary science classes. Since then, Amy has dedicated herself to creating opportunities for thousands of students in eastern Iowa, including FIRST LEGO League, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Mom’s Night Out for STEM, and a MathCOUNTS Regional Competition. In 2014, Amy was chosen as IEEE-USA’s New Face of Engineering for her professional growth and outstanding efforts to improve public welfare and in 2017 was selected as SAE/AEM’s Outstanding Young Engineer. In 2016, Amy’s book “Quietly, Clearly, and Authoritatively” was published by IEEE as part of their digital series on Women In Engineering.She is a Senior Member of IEEE and a proud alumna of the Gamma Theta chapter of Eta Kappa Nu.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys reading and spending time with her husband B.J. and two young children, Lark and Milo.

Session: Good to Great: Excelling in the early phases of your career