Steve Savis

Head of North America Human Resources 

Steve SavisSteve Savis is Vice President for North America Crop Science Human Resources where he is responsible for driving the people strategies across Bayer’s $10B USD US and Canada Crop Science organizations.


He also serves as a member of the HR Leadership Teams for Global Crop Science and the US Country HR Platform as well as the North America Commercial Leadership Team.


In his previous role, Steve was the Human Resources Lead for Monsanto’s North America & Climate business where he was responsible for driving the people strategy to ensure the attraction, engagement, development, and retention of talent to deliver Monsanto’s U.S., Canada, and Latin America North business.


Steve joined Monsanto in 1996 in IT supporting HR. Since 2001, he has held HR leadership roles of increasing responsibility in HR IT, Benefits, HR Operations, and as the HR Lead for Global Biotechnology, Global Strategy, Corporate Engagement, Law, and US Commercial functions providing strategic HR leadership, leading the people aspects of M&A activity, and serving as an active champion for inclusion and diversity.

Steve holds both a master in business administration and a master of science in management information systems from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He also holds a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in management and organizational behavior from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.


In May 2016, he graduated from the 40th cohort of Leadership St. Louis, focused on educating and addressing the community challenges and opportunities across the St. Louis Region. Steve is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Grammy-award winning Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and an Executive Committee member of The Conference Board’s Senior HR Executives Council.

Steve resides in St. Louis with his wife Laura and their two boys Bryan and Steven where they are active in their church, community, sports, and travel.