Tony Silberfeld joined the Bertelsmann Foundation in April 2014 after seven years at the British Embassy's Northern Ireland Bureau in Washington, DC. As head of political and public affairs at the Bureau, Tony was responsible for representing Northern Ireland before city, state/provincial and federal bodies in the Americas. He also served as Northern Ireland government spokesman in the Americas and advised Northern Ireland's ministers on political developments in the US, Canada and Brazil. Prior to his tenure at the embassy, Tony spent several years in the US Senate and the House of Representatives. He worked on foreign-policy and trade issues, with a particular focus on trans-Atlantic relations. He began his career in the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), then moved across Capitol Hill to advise Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) in his position on the House Subcommittee on Europe.