Nelnet names new CEO, announces other leadership changes

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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 am

Nelnet Inc., the Lincoln-based company that owns student loans and processes student-loan payments for others, said Thursday its board has appointed a new chief executive as part of a series of planned management changes.

Jeff Noordhoek, currently president, will take over as CEO Jan. 1, the company said. Current CEO and Executive Chairman Mike Dunlap will continue as executive chairman.

Both Noordhoek and Dunlap have been with the company since it started in 1996, Nelnet said.

Nelnet also said Chief Financial Officer Terry Heimes will be appointed chief operating officer; Nelnet Business Solutions CEO Tim Tewes will be appointed president; and Controller Jim Kruger will be appointed CFO.

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