CEO Profile: Christine Karbowiak
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Ms. Christine, also known as Chris, serves as an Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of Bridgestone Corporation since January 1, 2019.
She has been the Chief Administrative Officer of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. since April 1, 2010 and serves as its Chief Risk Officer.
She is responsible for Bridgestone Americas' Community and Corporate Relations, Government Relations, Environmental Affairs, Internal Audit, Safety and Industrial Hygiene and Corporate Security functions.
Ms. Karbowiak served as Vice President and Senior Officer of Bridgestone Corporation since March 29, 2011. Ms. Karbowiak joined Bridgestone Americas’ Retail Operations in Rolling Meadows, Ill., as Senior Counsel in June 1992 and served as its Assistant General Counsel. She served as an Acting Chief Human Resources Officer of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. since February 2015 until December 7, 2015.
Early in 1997, she relocated to Nashville and served as Division General Counsel for the corporate and international operations at Bridgestone Americas for 21 months and also served as its Vice President of Public Affairs. Ms. Karbowiak serves as the Chairman of Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund; Tennessee.
She has been a Director at Bridgestone Americas, Inc. since January 1, 2009. She serves as a Director of Bridgestone Brands, LLC. She was the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry. She is a Director of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry. She is active in the community. She is a Director of Tennessee State Museum Foundation; Japan America Society of Tennessee, Tennessee Business Roundtable; and Franklin American Music City Bowl. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Joe C. Davis Camp-YMCA and Middle Tennessee State University's Jennings A. Jones College of Business.
She served as a Director of Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Karbowiak graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Journalism and a Juris Doctor degree.
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