Ambassador Kristen Silverberg is a Managing Director at the Institute of International Finance, where she leads the Political Risk team. She also launched the IIF’s Innovations team, which focused on developments in digital finance. She served in the George W. Bush Administration as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2008 to 2009 and as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 2005 to 2008. Prior to her time at the State Department, she held senior positions at the White House, including Deputy Assistant to the President and Advisor to the Chief of Staff. She previously served as Deputy Domestic Policy Advisor.
Ambassador Silverberg served in 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq for which she received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. 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 Board of Directors of the CDC Foundation, the Board of Directors of the International Republican Institute, the Board of Directors of Vorbeck Materials, the Advisory Board of Beacon Global Strategies, the Advisory Board of the Texas National Security Review, and was recognized by the World Economic Forum in 2009 as a Young Global Leader.
Ambassador Silverberg attended Harvard College and the University of Texas School of Law, where she graduated with High Honors.