After 12 years in office, former Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson has a new job. He will be the chief executive officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
The association made the announcement Tuesday after which insurance leaders responded positively to the move.
"We are pleased
that the NAIC has selected such an extraordinary public servant with deep
expertise in insurance, both as a regulator and as a longtime insurance
professional," said PCI President and CEO David Sampson. "His
experience as an insurance company executive, regulator and governor gives him
unique qualities, experience and credibility for this
Nelson briefly served Nebraska as director of the Insurance Department, 1975-1976.
He also served as governor of Nebraska from 1991 until 1999 and became senator in 2001.