LANSING, Mich., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce announced today that Daniel Papineau has joined the statewide business organization as Director of Tax Policy.
Papineau comes to the Michigan Chamber with a strong background in tax policy issues, as well as legislative process, having served for five years as Chief of Staff for State Senator Jack Brandenburg, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee. Papineau most recently served as director of government relations for a southeast Michigan-based trade association.
"We are very pleased to welcome Dan to the Michigan Chamber's Business Advocacy Team," said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. "Dan's policy expertise and lobbying experience make him an excellent addition to our team."
"Making Michigan's tax climate the best in the country is a legislative priority of the Michigan Chamber," noted Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President for Business Advocacy & General Counsel for the Michigan Chamber. "Dan's experience as a legislative staffer and as a lobbyist will further strengthen the Chamber's already effective business advocacy efforts."
"We are confident Dan will hit the ground running and further the Chamber's efforts to deliver powerful advocacy on behalf of our members," Holcomb added.
Papineau holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Michigan State University.
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,500 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Michigan Chamber represents businesses of every size and type in all 83 counties of the state. The Michigan Chamber was established in 1959 to be an advocate for Michigan's job providers in the legislative, political and legal process. It is one of only six state chambers accredited by the U.S. Chamber and one of only four state chambers accredited with distinction.
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SOURCE Michigan Chamber of Commerce