April 7, 2021: Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of Eric Dunning of Omaha as the next Director of the Nebraska Department of Insurance (NDOI). Dunning has been the Director of Government Affairs for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska since December 2013. He has over 15 years of experience as an attorney for NDOI, having advised agency leadership on legal matters pertaining to insurance regulation from 1998 to 2013. Dunning began his professional career as an attorney for the Colorado General Assembly. Dunning earned his bachelor of arts in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and he holds a juris doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He’s a member of the Nebraska Bar Association. Dunning currently serves on the Health Committee for the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, and he is Treasurer of the Nebraskaland Foundation.