LINCOLN, Neb. --- Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman appointed Ann Frohman to serve as the state's director of insurance. Frohman has served as the Nebraska Insurance Department's acting director since October 2007 and has been deputy director since January 2004. "Ann is a respected leader within our department and with the insurance industry here in Nebraska," Heineman said. "Nebraska is recognized for our many outstanding insurance companies. Ann is the right person to carry on Nebraska's strong regulatory climate and competitive marketplace for insurers."