Dena Battle is a principal with Capitol Counsel LLC. For nearly two decades, Battle has worked in-depth on tax policy and legislation for both the U.S. House of Representatives and trade associations.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Battle was the Director of Tax Policy for the National Association of Manufacturers. There she specialized in tax issues impacting small and medium-sized manufacturers, with a focus on companies filing as pass-through entities, as well as retirement security and corporate governance issues. She also led the association’s efforts on the tax treatment of employee benefits during the health care reform debate.
In the past, Ms. Battle served as a lobbyist for the National Federation of Independent Business, where she ran the Family Business Estate Tax Coalition, one of the largest business coalitions in the nation.
A veteran hill staffer, Ms. Battle spent five years working as a congressional aide. During her tenure on the Hill, she served as legislative director to Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), the current Ways and Means Committee Chairman. Ms. Battle advised the Congressman on tax, trade and health care issues.
Ms. Battle started her career as a staff assistant for Congressman Nick Smith (R-MI), eventually handling the Congressman’s agriculture committee assignment, as well as environment, labor and education issues.
Ms. Battle received a B.S. in political science, economics and history from Central Michigan University.