Director, Public Policy – Safe Kids Worldwide
Anthony Green is Director of Public Policy for Safe Kids Worldwide. In that role he works with the Safe Kids team and 430 grass roots coalitions to advocate for policies—legislation, regulatory measures, funding, educational programs and other means—to protect kids’ safety. Safe Kids Public Policy works on the city and state level, as well as on federal issues including Congress and regulatory agencies. He oversees relationships with agencies and organizations involved in child related consumer product safety, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
He has dedicated much of his career to public service, working for more than 13 years at the top levels of U.S. Congressional offices. In 1987, he became Chief of Staff to the late Congressman Thomas M. Foglietta. The Congressman served on the Appropriations Committee, with a special focus on transportation policy and he formed the bipartisan Congressional Urban Caucus. When Mr. Foglietta was named Ambassador to Italy, Green accompanied him to the Embassy as Senior Counselor. At the Embassy, he worked on military and commercial issues, and was instrumental in passing a law through the Italian parliament relating to intellectual property. Prior to joining Safe Kids, he researched and wrote the policy paper which began the work of the Center for American Progress on gun violence, “Auditing the Cost of the Virginia Tech Massacre: How Much We Pay When Killers Kill.” a “founding father” of the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, he was engaged in the institution’s unique public outreach program. Green began his career in public service as a reporter for Philadelphia magazine covering politics, lifestyle, and profiles. He won national journalism awards for his work on fatal flaws in the federal witness protection program and the criminal defense practices. Green attended the Villanova University School of Law and clerked for a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice, the Commonwealth’s highest court. He grew up in Wynnewood, PA, and presently lives in Washington D.C.