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Zenith Board Member, Clintonite Picked To Lead CIA

Law360 (February 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Former Clinton chief of staff and Iraq Study Group member Leon Panetta has been picked by the Obama administration to serve as the new director of the CIA, leaving his post as a board member of Zenith National Insurance Corp. to accept the nomination.

The former Democratic congressman effectively resigned Monday from Zenith's board, the California-based property-casualty insurance organization said.

Panetta had served on the board of Zenith, a holding company primarily for workers compensation insurers, since 2000, according to the insurance company. He will be...
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