Gov. Ricketts Appoints Economic Development Director

1 Aug 2019

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of Tony Goins as the next Director of the Department of Economic Development (DED).

“I am thrilled to have Tony’s executive experience and entrepreneurial drive at the helm of the Department of Economic Development,” said Governor Ricketts.  “From leading Branded Products at Lincoln Industries to building teams for the Ford Motor Credit Company, Tony understands what it takes to build organizations and recruit new investments to the state.  With his talent and experience, we will continue to lead the nation in new projects, build Nebraska’s brand around the world, and keep bringing great job opportunities to the state for the next generation.”

Goins, of Lincoln, currently serves as Director of Branded Products for Lincoln Industries where he leads a sales team responsible for aftermarket truck and Harley Davidson parts.  He is also the CEO and Partner of the Capital Cigar Lounge, and leads a consulting firm, the Business Optimizer & Partners LLC.

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