Today, Gov. Dave Heineman announced that he is naming Dacia Kruse, 42, Acting Director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. Kruse currently serves as Deputy Director of the Department of Administrative Services, a position she has held for three years. Prior to her work for the State, she worked for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce where she worked with the Omaha business community to develop public and private relationships in order to encourage economic growth.
Additionally, Kruse worked as Omaha Chamber’s primary government relations official in developing and passing economic development legislation and worked with pro-business organizations across Nebraska to create jobs and investments in the state.
“I am excited to join the team at the Department of Economic Development and to build on the momentum that has been created with the national recognition Nebraska continues to receive as a place to create jobs,” said Kruse.
Governor Heineman is naming John Albin, 60, Acting Commissioner of Labor. Albin is currently General Counsel for the Nebraska Department of Labor. Albin is a native of Humboldt and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska, College of Law in 1979. He has been with the Department of Labor for more than 24 years, having begun as an administrative law judge in 1990. He joined the Department’s Legal Division in 1993 and became General Counsel in 2000. Prior to joining the Department of Labor he was in private practice.
“I look forward to this new opportunity to serve the citizens of the state of Nebraska and to build upon the successes of Commissioner Lang at the Department of Labor,” said Albin.
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