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      Former Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson Gets a New Job

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      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 pleasedthat the NAIC has selected such an extraordinary public servant with deepexpertise in insurance, both as a regulator and as a longtime insuranceprofessional," said PCI President and CEO David Sampson. "Hisexperience as an insurance company executive, regulator and governor gives himunique qualities, experience and credibility for thisposition."

      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.

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