Director's Biography

Director’s Biography



Eric Dunning

Nebraska Department of Insurance
1135 M Street
Lincoln, NE 68508-3639


Appointed Director of Insurance by Governor Pete Ricketts
Effective Date: April 19, 2021



Eric Dunning was appointed Director of Insurance by Governor Pete Ricketts effective April 19, 2021.  Prior to his appointment, Eric served as the director of government affairs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.  He has over 15 years of experience as an attorney for the Department of Insurance, having advised the agency leadership on legal matters pertaining to insurance regulation from 1998 to 2013.  His professional career began 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 as Treasurer of the Nebraskaland Foundation. 

In his spare time, Dunning enjoys working on his family farm. He is happily married with two children.