A new leader is announced for the Health and Human Service Department.
Governor Ricketts named Dannette Smith as the new DHHS chief executive officer. Governor Ricketts says that Dannette is the customer-oriented, results-driven leader that Nebraska needs for the the department.
Smith has more than twenty-five years of executive leadership experience in large, complex organizations and has most recently served as the Director of the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services since 2013.
Smith’s salary will be $220,000.