Lincoln, Nebraska-based Nelnet Nov. 8 announced the addition of Preeta Bansal, a former official in the Obama administration, to its board of directors. Bansal, a Lincoln native, was general counsel and senior policy advisor for the White House Office of Budget and Management from 2009 through 2011. She previously served as Solicitor General of the State of New York. Preeta is a distinguished global business leader and lawyer with tremendous experience in banking, financial services, government, regulation, public policy and academia. Her insights and leadership on a number of business, compliance, and policy issues will be an asset to Nelnet. Bansal is co-founder and president of Social Emergence Corporation, a not-for-profit, social-benefit organization focused on empowering human networks and community relationships at the base of global socio-economic pyramid. Additionally, the Indian American lawyer is a lecturer at the MIT Media Lab and a senior adviser at MIT`s Laboratory for Social Machines, her LinkedIn profile said.