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No longer campaigning, Kempthorne sells insurance’s value

ACLI CEO brings his wide-ranging political resume, and a desire to address the lack of bipartisanship in D.C., to his new job

March 23, 2012

By Mark Tarallo

He holds one of the most accomplished political resumes in the association world, having been elected a senator, a governor, a cabinet secretary—even mayor of Boise, Idaho.

Indeed, during a recent interview at his downtown Washington, D.C., office at the American Council of Life Insurers, where he is now CEO, Dirk Kempthorne said a reporter happened to be sitting in “the Senate chair”—and then proceeded to point out the governor’s chair and the cabinet chair in different corners of the room. (Asked if he has a mayoral chair as well, he replied that he does, but “it’s in storage.”)