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65 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine BUSINESS SERVICES, CONSULTING AND HUMAN RESOURCES Manager of Compensation Worldwide and Manager of Employee Benefits, where he negotiated benefits with the UAW and other unions as a part of the company’s negotiating team. He retired in 1996 after 33 years. After Deere, Mr. Hoyt began a second career. Supported by his expertise in personnel management and human resources, he served as consultant to the Commission on Ministry (COM) of the Presbytery of East Iowa. His most important work was mediating conflicts that arose within the Presbytery’s 72 churches. He developed and wrote the Pastor Compensation Program that replaced the system then in use. It was adopted in 1998 and is still in use today. He served the Presbytery for 21 years, retiring in 2018. Mr. Hoyt is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Davenport and chaired the personnel committee, serving on its governing body, chaired a $2 million rebuilding project and chaired a committee that developed the Child Protection Policy, which he adopted for churches in the Presbytery. He was a founder of the Quint City Drug Abuse Council and served as president for six years. From 1974 to 1976, he served on two councils to advise the Iowa Legislature and Governor on drug-related legislation. A gymnasium was dedicated in his name to honor his service. Mr. Hoyt was founder and director of the United Saving Association for seven years and president for two of those years. He was a director of the Vera French Community Mental Health Center for 12 years, and was elected Secretary of the Board and member of the Executive Committee. He has owned and operated apartment and office buildings and a carwash and service station. He combined his interests in Phytography and international travel by writing books totaling over 1,000 pages, describing his overseas trips. Upon earning a BA in economics from Carleton College in 1959, Harry G. Hoyt entered the U.S. Navy as a line officer. Four years later, he departed from the military and began a career with Deere & Company, serving as Personal Manager at two factories and Manager Salary Administration Overseas. His final positions at Deere were HARRY G. HOYT MANAGER OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (RETIRED), DEERE & COMPANY COM CONSULTANT (RETIRED), PRESBYTERY OF EAST IOWA Davenport, IA