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  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.

Front Office

Paul Baniel
Vice President of Finance and Administration

Biography

  • Last name is pronounced BAN-yel.
  • Joined the Packers as vice president of finance in August 2009; named vice president of finance and administration in July 2012.
  • Beginning his 27th year in the sports and entertainment industry, including 16 years with the Milwaukee Brewers and six years with Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
  • A CPA, received his accounting degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 
Paul Baniel is in his fifth year heading up the Green Bay Packers’ financial operations and is in his second 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 $286.5 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, 51, 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 a board member and chairman of Special Olympics Wisconsin and a board member of New North.

Baniel was born Nov. 10, 1961. He and his wife, Nancy, have four children: son Nick, 23, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a current MBA student at the school, and three daughters – Claire, 20, a junior at Michigan State University; Mary, 19, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota; and Abby, 17.

In his spare time, Baniel enjoys music, traveling, golf, bicycling, rappelling (Special Olympics’ Lambeau Leap!) and spending time with friends and family.

  • Last name is pronounced BAN-yel.
  • Joined the Packers as vice president of finance in August 2009; named vice president of finance and administration in July 2012.
  • Beginning his 27th year in the sports and entertainment industry, including 16 years with the Milwaukee Brewers and six years with Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
  • A CPA, received his accounting degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 
Paul Baniel is in his fifth year heading up the Green Bay Packers’ financial operations and is in his second 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 $286.5 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, 51, 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 a board member and chairman of Special Olympics Wisconsin and a board member of New North.

Baniel was born Nov. 10, 1961. He and his wife, Nancy, have four children: son Nick, 23, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a current MBA student at the school, and three daughters – Claire, 20, a junior at Michigan State University; Mary, 19, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota; and Abby, 17.

In his spare time, Baniel enjoys music, traveling, golf, bicycling, rappelling (Special Olympics’ Lambeau Leap!) and spending time with friends and family.