Vice President, TaxAs Vice President for Tax, Dave Koenig serves as RILA's leader on tax policy issues. In 2017, his advocacy helped achieve one of the retail industry's top priorities: comprehensive tax reform that reduced the corporate tax rate. Koenig joined RILA in 2016 from the National Restaurant Association (NRA), where he served as vice president of tax and profitability for six years. While there, Koenig advocated for top legislative issues affecting the restaurant industry, including tax policy, interchange fee reform, access to capital, and data security.
Prior to his time at the NRA, Koenig was a tax policy director for the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), leading their efforts on federal tax legislation and regulatory issues. Koenig is a former senior tax attorney for Texaco, Inc., tax counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as a tax attorney for the accounting firm Ernst & Whinney. Koenig earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from Rutgers College and his JD from George Washington University Law School.