Bios Leadership

Ben Nelson – Strategic Partner

Ben Nelson has served the State of Nebraska as both a Governor and U.S. Senator. Over twenty years in public service has earned him a reputation as a moderate statesmen adept at building consensus among Republicans and Democrats as well unifying rural and urban communities. Ben Nelson started his career in insurance law. He served as CEO of the Central National Insurance Group, as Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and as Director of the Nebraska Department of Insurance. Senator Nelson earned a bachelor’s degree in 1963, a master’s degree in 1965 and a law degree from the University of Nebraska in 1970. Today, Sen. Nelson is a partner at the Omaha, NE based Heartland Strategy Group.