Paul Baniel is in his ninth year heading up the Green Bay Packers’ financial operations and is in his sixth year serving as vice president of administration for the organization. In addition to leading the daily operation of the club’s finance, facility and information technology departments, Baniel represents the Packers at the NFL level on economic issues and leads strategic initiatives of the organization. He was integrally involved in Lambeau Field’s $312 million expansion and renovation project, drawing on his experience with major projects with the Milwaukee Brewers and Potawatomi Bingo Casino while in leadership roles in those organizations. Additionally, he helped to oversee the team’s recent $55 million project to renovate the stadium’s suites and club seats, and is integrally involved with planning for Titletown, the organization’s mixed-use real estate development on nearly 45 acres of land immediately west of Lambeau Field that will maximize its unique location to attract visitors, spur regional economic growth, offer amenities to residents and complement the greater Green Bay area’s draw as an excellent location to live, work, play and visit. Baniel, a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, also oversees the audit process and works closely with the organization’s treasurer, the Board of Directors’ audit and investment committees, and the stadium district. Baniel spent more than six years as the CFO of Potawatomi Bingo Casino. Prior to that, he served as the Milwaukee Brewers vice president of finance as well as treasurer and secretary. A Milwaukee native, Baniel graduated from Hamilton High School in nearby Sussex and earned his accounting degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1983. He earned his CPA certification that same year and is a member of several financial and accounting organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International, and the Institute of Management Accountants. In the community, he has served on the board of directors of The New North and Special Olympics Wisconsin.
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