Director of Global Security
Pratt & Whitney
Karen Frank is the Director of Global Security for Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Company. In this role Karen is responsible for developing and supporting the implementation of Pratt & Whitney’s global security strategy and serves as the focal point for corporate security within the organization. Karen previously held leadership roles at Caterpillar Inc. in Enterprise Security and IT Service Management. She held global accountability to strategically transform the IT consumer experience, including supplier relationship management, asset management and infrastructure demand shaping and analytics.
Karen previously was the Enterprise Security Program & Consulting Director for Caterpillar Inc., managing security services and associated governance in support of domestic and international corporate risk management initiatives related to the security of people, information, property and brand. Karen is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has experience as a Global Investigations & Brand Protection Manager, Strategic Planning Consultant and a Business Investigator. She has prior law enforcement experience as a Criminal Investigator for the Tazewell County State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois.
Karen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University and a Master of Business degree from Illinois State University. She is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).