Business Roundtable (BRT) President & CEO Joshua Bolten today announced key staff changes to enhance the capabilities and effectiveness of the association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies.
Marcus Peacock, previously the organization’s Executive Vice President, is promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Peacock will oversee internal administration and operations. Peacock will also oversee BRT’s membership activities, including recruitment, membership communication and the execution of BRT’s quarterly meetings.
Jessica Boulanger, previously Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, is promoted to Executive Vice President, Public Affairs. In this role, Boulanger will lead government relations in addition to advocacy, advertising, media relations, events and digital. As part of her new responsibilities, Boulanger will oversee BRT government relations Vice Presidents Matt Miller and Corey Astill, along with Senior Director Andrew Beilein. Also, as part of the transition, Matthew Spikes will move from BRT’s policy team to become a Director on the government relations team, further expanding BRT’s outreach to key policymakers.
Bolten also announced the hiring of Kristen Silverberg to serve as Executive Vice President, Policy. In this role, Silverberg will oversee the policy, research and economic analysis teams at BRT. Silverberg will join the Roundtable in February from the Institute of International Finance, where she currently serves as Managing Director.
The consolidation of the Business Roundtable teams handling government relations, advocacy, and communications and the addition of a new head of policy underscore recent changes to better integrate the organization’s various advocacy functions and to enhance in-house capabilities.
“I’m delighted that Kristen is joining Marcus and Jessica in their new roles atop the senior leadership of BRT,” said Bolten. “We have an outstanding team in place, and I believe our new leadership structure will maximize our ability to support our members in advocating for sound policies that promote economic growth and expanded opportunity for all Americans.”