Gov.-elect Jim Pillen announces two Cabinet appointments

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska’s governor-elect, Jim Pillen, announced on Monday that he will be retaining John Albin and Eric Dunning.

Albin is the labor commissioner and will remain in his role for the next four years.

“John has a long history of focusing on process improvement and delivering results during his three decades at the Department of Labor,” Pillen said. “He will continue doing an excellent job helping government run more like a business and remain customer-focused as he continues in his role as commissioner.”

Albin has been an employee of the department for over 30 years and has been the commissioner since 2014.

Albin holds a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Dunning is the director of the Nebraska Department of Insurance and is set to stay in that job for the next four years.

“Eric will continue our state’s track record of being the best place in the nation for insurers to do business,” Pillen said. “He has decades of experience, both public and private, that have resulted in strong relationships within the industry and a clear knowledge of how to help businesses thrive in Nebraska.

He was appointed director in 2021.  Before that, he served as the director of government affairs at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska.

Dunning earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from UNL, and he holds a law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

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