Former Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne Lauds Sally Jewell

Feb 06, 2013, 16:28 ET from American Council of Life Insurers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Sally Jewell will be a terrific Interior Secretary.

"Sally's experience, her management of a multi-faceted organization and her love of the outdoors equip her to become a great Secretary of the Interior.

"I worked with Sally in developing plans for the national parks in their second century. I appreciated her innovative and pragmatic ideas. They demonstrated a dedication and commitment to the parks that the nation will soon appreciate as well."

Dirk Kempthorne served as the 49th U.S. Secretary of the Interior in President George Bush's cabinet. He is now the President & CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association with more than 300 member companies operating in the United States and abroad. ACLI advocates in federal, state, and international forums for public policy that supports the industry marketplace and the 75 million American families that rely on life insurers' products for financial and retirement security. ACLI members offer life insurance, annuities, retirement plans, long-term care and disability income insurance, and reinsurance, representing more than 90 percent of industry assets and premiums. Learn more at

SOURCE American Council of Life Insurers