Gov. Dave Heineman, R-Neb., has named Ginger Langemeier director of the Nebraska Energy Office (NEO). Langemeier, who has served as assistant director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture since August 2008, will start in this role beginning July 1.
Prior to joining the Department of Agriculture, Langemeier was the deputy director for government relations for the National Pork Producers Council. Langemeier has served as deputy chief of staff and legislative director for Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., and in several key positions for Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.
The NEO was created in 1977 to promote the efficient, economic and environmentally responsible use of energy in Nebraska. In 2008, the NEO became a stand-alone agency within state government with the director serving as a member of the governor's cabinet.
The NEO advises state leaders on energy policy issues and manages several programs, including providing support for the state's wind energy work group and national advocacy organizations.
SOURCE: Office of Gov. Dave Heineman