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Kristen Silverberg

President & Chief Operations Officer
Business Roundtable
Ambassador Kristen Silverberg is President & COO of Business Roundtable. In this role, she works with more than 200 CEOs of America’s leading companies to advance sound economic policy. Prior to BRT, she was a Managing Director at the Institute of International Finance, an association of financial sector companies from more than 80 different countries. Ambassador Silverberg served in the George W. Bush Administration as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. From 2005-2008, she led a bureau of 300 diplomats as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. She previously held a number of senior positions at the White House including Deputy Assistant to the President. She formerly practiced law at Williams and Connolly, LLP in Washington, DC and served as a law clerk to 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. Ambassador Silverberg serves on the Boards of Vorbeck Materials, the International Republican Institute, and the Forum for American Leadership.