D.A. Davidson Companies
Dena Engstrom is an Associate Vice President, Manager of Employee Benefits for D.A. Davidson Companies, an employee-owned, multi-faceted financial services firm with over 1,380 employees working in 23 states. She works with employees and their families across the D.A. Davidson footprint. She also specializes in developing templates for yearly benefits planning at the corporate level, assisting employees in understanding their benefit offerings, developing multiple communications channels for strengthening employee benefit knowledge, and serving as an advocate for health, wellness and work-life balance.
Dena is a Certified Wellness Program Manager, having earned certification from the National Wellness Institute, Inc. and WebMD. She has been instrumental in implementing several wellness initiatives across D.A. Davidson Companies, and was the driving force behind the company winning a state-level communications award for its ongoing wellness communications. Among her achievements, Dena is the coordinator of a system of over 60 wellness champions throughout the company.
As a native Montanan, Dena enjoys working for an investment firm based in the state, far from the noise of Wall Street – an environment that provides an ideal backdrop for the wellness message that she provides. She is the proud mother of a 14-year-old daughter and a grown son who is a recent college graduate now working in Northern California. When she’s not at the office, Dena enjoys attending her daughter’s dance and school events, and also makes time for regular excercise that includes playing golf and snow skiing.