Frederick L. Silbernagel III, the former controller of the Brookings Institution, has been named the organization’s treasurer and vice president of finance and administration, effective immediately.
“Since he came to Brookings almost six years ago, Fred has made a major contribution to upgrading our financial systems and other administrative processes,” said Michael H. Armacost, president of the Brookings Institution. “Most recently, he directed a study of Brookings security arrangements and emergency procedures, and is now implementing needed changes.”
Silbernagel joined Brookings in 1996 as manager of accounting and finance. He was subsequently promoted to controller and director of accounting and finance.
In those positions, Silbernagel spearheaded the selection and implementation of a new, Brookings-wide financial system, managed the accounting and grants administration staff during a period of rapid growth, and oversaw the review and revision of the Brookings budget process.
Silbernagel has been the acting treasurer and vice president for finance and administration since last fall, when Julie Englund left that position to become dean for administration at Harvard Law School.
Prior to joining Brookings, Silbernagel was a principal at the accounting firm Bond Beebe, a partner at Stoy, Malone & Company, and the proprietor of his own accounting practice. Silbernagel’s professional focus has been primarily on nonprofit organizations and management of large accounting departments.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accounts. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Washington & Lee University in 1976.