Ann Bleed


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Ann Bleed started her career as an assistant professor doing research at the Water Center, the Conservation and Survey Division, and teaching courses in natural-resources policy and integrated-resources management in the School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 1988 she moved to state government and became the state hydrologist with the Department of Water Resources. When the Department of Water Resources merged with the Natural Resources Commission to create the Department of Natural Resources in 2000, Ann became the deputy director. She was appointed as acting director of the department in 2005 and as director in 2007.

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