Kathryn Dickey Karol is a senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for global government and corporate affairs. In this position, she leads a team of people 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 has 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 Economic Club of Washington, DC, Board of Directors. Karol is also a member of many other reputable organizations such as the Washington International Horse Show, National Association of Corporate Directors, the Page Society, the Seminar, the Government Relations Forum and the Center for Corporate Innovation.