Karen G. Narwold has been promoted to executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Baton Rouge-based specialty chemicals company Albemarle Corp.

Narwold was senior vice president, general counsel, corporate & government affairs and corporate secretary.

Narwold’s job as chief administrative officer will be leading Albemarle’s legal, government and regulatory affairs, IT, communications and human resources groups. Narwold joined Albemarle in 2010 as general counsel and corporate secretary. She has more than 25 years of legal, management and business experience with industrial and chemical companies.