Lifetime Achievement Award

Karen Tandy

Karen Tandy

Karen Tandy has served as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Motorola Solutions for the past six years. Ms. Tandy is Motorola’s top public policy spokesperson. She oversees country management and government affairs in more than 70 countries where Motorola operates, in addition to the company’s charitable foundation and sustainability initiatives.

Prior to joining Motorola in 2007, Ms. Tandy was the first woman to lead a major federal law enforcement agency. In 2003, Ms. Tandy was nominated by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate, as the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Prior to her work at the DEA, Ms. Tandy was a federal prosecutor and served as U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General, where she was the director of the multi-agency Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Forces, comprised of thousands of prosecutors and law enforcement agents across the country.

Ms. Tandy has been supportive of the Memorial Fund throughout her career in Federal law enforcement, and served on the Memorial Fund’s Board of Directors and Museum Leadership Council. She was instrumental in securing Motorola Solution’s $18 million contribution to the National Law Enforcement Museum.