Gov.-elect Jim Pillen will retain current director for economic development

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Gov.-elect Jim Pillen announced on Friday that he will keep Tony Goins as the Director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

“Tony has a proven track record of executive experience that has created value and a business mindset for the state of Nebraska,” Pillen said. “I look forward to working with Tony to grow Nebraska and continue to make our state the best in the country to work and live.”

Goins has served as the department’s director since 2019.

Before moving to Lincoln, he was a senior vice president and support executive at JPMorgan Chase, where he led operations in Asia and North America.

Goins has held senior-level positions at USAA, Ford Motor Credit Company, Key Bank, QVC, and American Express.

He is a small business owner and a founding partner of the Capital Cigar Lounge.

He majored in Business Management at North Carolina A&T State University.

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