Paul Baniel life and biography

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Paul Baniel biography

Date of birth : 1961-11-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-02-03
Credited as : Football manager NFL, vice president for the Packers, Super Bowl 45

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Paul Baniel, a native of Milwaukee was born Nov. 10, 1961, Baniel and his wife Nancy have four children: son Nick, 20, who will begin his third year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall, and three daughters — Claire, 17; Mary, 16; and Abby, 14. Baniel coached baseball during his son’s youth and has volunteered for a variety of his children’s athletic and musical groups.

• Worked for the Milwaukee Brewers for 16 years (1986-2002), serving as vice president of finance as well as treasurer and secretary from 1995 to 2002.
• Spent more than six years (2003-09) as chief financial officer for Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee.
• A CPA, received his accounting degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Paul Baniel in 2010 is in his second year as the Packers’ vice president of finance.

Named to his position July 30, 2009, Baniel’s main responsibilities involve leading the day-to-day financial operations of the club. He supervises the finance, facility operations, information technology and ticket departments, and works on NFL economic issues and strategic initiatives of the organization. A certified public accountant, Baniel oversees the audit process and works closely with the organization’s treasurer, the Board of Directors’ audit and investment committees, and the stadium district.

“Paul has been a great addition to the Packers and is a valuable member of our senior staff,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “His experience in professional sports has been an important asset to the organization as both the team and the league work through some challenging economic times. We count on his continued strong leadership for the Packers and the impact he has on team and league financial matters.”

Baniel (pronounced BAN-yel) moved to Green Bay from Milwaukee, where he had spent more than six years (2003-09) as the chief financial officer of Potawatomi Bingo Casino. At Potawatomi, he played a significant role in the planning and construction of a $240 million expansion of the facility, which opened in 2008.

Prior to that, Baniel worked 16 years for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1986 through 2002. He served as the team’s vice president of finance as well as treasurer and secretary for the final seven years of his tenure (1995-2002), coordinating the financing for the construction of Miller Park.

Baniel, 48, also worked for three years (1983-86) as senior/staff auditor for the Milwaukee office of Price Waterhouse, a national public accounting firm, before joining the Brewers.

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 Financial Executives International, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants.

In his spare time, Baniel enjoys playing golf and volleyball, as well as traveling. He also enjoys spending time with his family, particularly following his daughters’ involvement in basketball and band activities. In the community, he is a member of the board of directors of Special Olympics Wisconsin.

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