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Keynote Speaker Presentation
- Paul Baniel -
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Green Bay Packers
Topic: Thriving in the NFL's Smallest Market
Paul Baniel is in his seventh year heading up the Green Bay Packers’ financial operations and is in his fourth 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 is integrally involved in Lambeau Field’s $312 million expansion project, drawing on his experience with major projects with the Milwaukee Brewers and Potawatomi Bingo Casino while in leadership roles in those organizations.
Baniel, a certified public 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.
“Paul 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 have worked through some challenging economic times. We appreciate his strong leadership within the organization and the impact he has on our development efforts in and around Lambeau Field.”
Baniel (pronounced BAN-yel), who joined the Packers on July 30, 2009, 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 helped lead 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, 53, also worked for three years (1983-86) at 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 the community, he is chair of the board of Special Olympics Wisconsin, and a board member of New North.
Baniel was born Nov. 10, 1961. He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Green Bay and have four children: Nick, Claire, Mary and Abby.
In his spare time, Baniel enjoys music, travel, golf, bicycling, rappelling (Special Olympics’ Lambeau Leap!) and spending time with friends and family.
Professional Development Session
Presented by Aon & Schenck
Topic: Affordable Health Care Act – 2016 and Beyond
Who Should Attend: FEI Members & Their Human Resources Team
This presentation will cover:
- ACA Employer Shared Responsibility – critical nuances for 2016 and beyond
- ACA and Health Reimbursement Arrangements – how did a simple “account” become so complicated?
- Excise Tax on High Cost Insurance – it’s delayed, but not forgotten … considerations
- Wellness programs – staying health with complicated rules
- Determination of who is a full-time employee.Monthly Measurement Method vs. Look-back Measurement Method – a refresher
- 1095c's - your next steps
- Exchange notification
- Molly Iacovoni -
Senior Vice President & Legal Consultant
Molly Iacovoni is Senior Vice President and legal consultant in Aon Hewitt’s Health & Benefits Practice. She is a frequent contributor to AON’s Knowledge Alerts on the Affordable Care Act and consults with corporate clients ranging in size from 200 employees to 200,000 employees on health and welfare compliance matters. Molly has been with Aon Hewitt for over 20 years.
- Terri Lillesand -
Terri Lillesand is a shareholder and leader of Schenck’s tax practice and Health Care Reform team. Terri and her team advises clients as they navigate through the various tax rules and regulations of health care reform. Her team has published a number of articles that can be found at www.schencksc.com. Terri has been with Schenck for the past 24 years.
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February 16, 2016 Chapter Meeting: Instructional Method: Group-live Experience Level: Basic Prerequisites / Advance Preparation: None Field of Study: Professional Development Session = Specialized Knowledge & Applications; Keynote Speaker Session = Personal Development; Recommended CPE Credits: Professional Development Session = 2.0; Keynote Speaker = 1.5. For FEI CPE Credits, one credit hour equals 50 minutes according to NASBA guidelines. Some state boards may differ on how many minutes constitute a credit hour. Contact your state board for more information. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact Michelle Weiss, Chapter Administrator: email@example.com
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