Business Roundtable Announces Kristen Silverberg as Executive Vice President for Policy

Jan 22, 2019

Business Roundtable (BRT) today announced the hiring of Kristen Silverberg as its new Executive Vice President, Policy.

Silverberg will join the BRT in February from the Institute of International Finance, where she currently serves as Managing Director.

As Executive Vice President, Policy, Silverberg will lead BRT’s extensive policy work promoting opportunity, economic mobility and a thriving economy for all Americans. She will oversee BRT’s team of policy experts, as well as research and economic analysis.

“I’m delighted to welcome Kristen to our senior leadership team,” said BRT President & CEO Joshua Bolten, who worked closely with Silverberg in the George W. Bush White House. “She’s an outstanding policy professional of broad experience. Kristen will bring exceptional judgment and high energy to BRT’s mission of promoting widespread economic growth and opportunity."

Silverberg served in the U.S. State Department from 2005 to 2009, first as Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs and subsequently as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. From 2001 to 2005, she held senior positions in the White House, including Advisor to the Chief of Staff and Deputy Domestic Policy Advisor to the President.

Silverberg formerly practiced law at Williams & Connolly, LLP in Washington, DC and served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge David Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals. She attended Harvard College and the University of Texas School of Law, where she graduated with High Honors.