Margaret J. Levine is the Vice President of Corporate Security for Bridgestone Americas, Inc. In this position, she develops and directs Bridgestone Americas’ strategy for managing security risks and oversees the company’s response to emergencies when they occur. In addition to her role at Bridgestone Americas, Ms. Levine is the Chair of Bridgestone Corporation’s global Working Group on Risk Management and Business Continuity.
Ms. Levine began her corporate security career as a Planner in the Global Security Department of Mobil Oil Corporation where she later directed security for the company’s operations in high-risk areas, led its threat assessment and response program, and managed protective services for the company’s top executives.
In 2000, Ms. Levine left Mobil Oil to become Director of Global Security for Capital One Financial Corporation and, in 2002, she became Director of Corporate Security for the Georgia Power Company. She assumed her current role at Bridgestone Americas in 2008.
Recognized for her leadership and community involvement, Ms. Levine is a recipient of the Nashville Business Journal’s Woman of Influence award. A former member of the Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of Middle Tennessee, she now serves on the Board of the Nashville Sexual Assault Center.
Ms. Levine has also been a leader in many security organizations. She currently chairs the Women in Security Common Interest Committee of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council. In 2004, she became the first woman elected to the Board of Directors of the International Security Management Association, and in 2011, she became its first woman President. Ms. Levine was a member of the Steering Committee that created the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), a public-private partnership between the FBI and US corporations, and is a Past President of the Board of the Community Criminal Justice Foundation of Northwest Georgia, which awards college scholarships to students interested in criminal justice careers.
Ms. Levine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and her Master of Public Administration from the University of Denver in Denver, CO.
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).