Kathryn Dickey Karol is a senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc., responsible for global government and corporate affairs. In this position, she leads teams in federal and state government affairs, international government and public affairs, corporate communications, philanthropy, sustainability, and enterprise reputation.
Karol joined Caterpillar in September 2012 from Amgen, Inc., where she was vice president of global government and corporate affairs. Previously, she was an executive director for international government affairs and market access for Eli Lily and Company and had more than 25 years of progressive, global experience in the field.
Karol, a native of Washington, D.C., graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science.
She serves on the board of directors of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Karol is also a member of many other reputable organizations, such as the Washington International Horse Show, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Page Society, the Seminar, the Government Relations Forum, and the Center for Corporate Innovation.