LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska Legislature has unanimously confirmed the appointment of Tony Goins of Lincoln as director of the state Dept of Economic Development, with a number of lawmakers praising him for his business experience.
Goins has been head of the DED since Oct 7th, shortly after Dave Rippe stepped down to return to his home in Hastings, but he needed to be confirmed by the Unicameral to hold the position permanently. He makes $200,000 as director.
Before taking over the agency, Goins was director of Branded Products for Lincoln Industries, where he led a sales team responsible for aftermarket truck and Harley Davidson parts.