- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A former spokeswoman for ex-Gov. Dave Heineman is joining the staff of a Nebraska think tank.

Jen Rae Wang will serve as a lobbyist for the Platte Institute for Economic Research. The group announced the new hire on Tuesday, touting her experience in state and federal government.

Wang served as Heineman’s communications director from 2007 to 2015. She previously served as a senior adviser to former Republican U.S. Rep. Lee Terry of Omaha. Wang has also served in a management role as the communications and public affairs director and statewide planning coordinator for a Nebraska state agency.

Platte Institute CEO Jim Vokal says Wang’s knowledge of state government, policy, the budget and legislative and business leaders will help the group promote its policies.

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