Kathryn Dickey Karol is a 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. Ms. Karol is a member of many reputable organizations such as the European Institute, the Business Council of International Understanding, the Page Society, the Seminar, the Washington Economic Club, the Government Relations Forum, and the Conference Board Council on Corporate Communications Strategy II.