Katherine Chadwick-Johnson
Enterprise Security & Preparedness Lead
Harsco Corporation
Camp Hill, PA

"Thousands of parts and components enter a manufacturing process to produce one carefully engineered product. Coordination and interdependencies can be complicated, and I’m passionate about facilitating thoughtful dialogue and lasting change that result in simple and graceful solutions to better manage risk on the shop floor or in the front office.”

For the last year and a half, Kate has been at the forefront of developing Harsco’s Enterprise Risk Management strategy.   “In the past, we tried to figure it out, but we never found a risk management approach that worked for Corporate and the businesses,” Harsco Chief Legal Counsel Verona Dorch said. “Kate brought leadership and a clear build-out of the function.”  Kate has been successful because she has a process and a vision that made it easy to want to collaborate, and she was able to gain the agreement of key decision makers which allowed the effort to move forward.Successfully navigating several challenging situations in her early career at Harsco, coupled with the confidence gained by nearly 10 years’ worth of corporate security, ethics and compliance experience made Kate rise to the challenge of creating Harsco’s Enterprise Risk Management function. 
Called visionary by colleagues, Kate demonstrates leadership skills well beyond her age and years of experience.  She is consistently able to overcome barriers, is extremely competent, and excels at communicating value.  Kate’s determination, ability to confront challenging situations with aplomb, and desire to reach a win-win set her apart from her peers.  
Kate has collected a number of professional accolades in her six years with Harsco, ranging from selection by Security Director News as a “20 Under 40” security leader to watch, to her inclusion on a panel of security professionals advising one of the largest global risk consultancy firms.  She is an inspiring, committed professional who serves as an exceptional role model.

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