Denise Wilson has spent 30 years working in the legislative and executive branches of government. From 2009 to 2011, Denise served as Special Assistant in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, where she lobbied for policy and legislative initiatives. One of six House Special Assistants, Denise managed an extensive legislative portfolio and was directly responsible for maintaining bipartisan congressional relationships with 90 members of Congress. In addition, she served as the primary White House liaison to two committees, Energy and Commerce and Oversight and Government Reform, handling issues involving telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health, energy policy, and oversight of the Executive Branch. Among the major initiatives Denise worked on were the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the bailout of the U.S. auto industry, food safety modernization, health care reform, and coordination of the White House response to House oversight requests.
Prior to her White House appointment, Denise spent 27 years on Capitol Hill, much of this as professional staff on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform where she specialized in postal and federal work force issues.
Since leaving the federal government, Denise has served on two task forces established by the Bipartisan Policy Center on strengthening the role of inspectors generals and encouraging greater federal government oversight. In her spare time, Denise counsels breast cancer patients and enjoys cooking, camping, and ice fishing.