New Governmental Affairs Post At Caterpillar

Posted on June 25, 2012

Caterpillar Inc. announced that Kathryn Dickey Karol has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president with responsibility for global government and corporate affairs. She is currently vice president of global government and corporate affairs for Amgen, Inc., a position she has held since 2006.

Previously, Karol was an executive director of government affairs for Eli Lilly & Co. She will join Caterpillar Sept. 10 and will report to Jim Buda, Caterpillar executive vice president with responsibility for law and public policy.

Karol will be based in Washington, D.C. and will have responsibility for strategy development and implementation for Caterpillar government affairs in the United States, as well as leading government affairs teams in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East and South America. In addition, Caterpillar's Corporate Public Affairs organization will report to Karol, which includes corporate communications, the Caterpillar Visitors Center, media relations, social activities and the Caterpillar Foundation.