Paul Zielinski

Executive Director & Deputy Port Director
Title: Deputy Port Director & Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 561-383-4147

Mr. Zielinski has been with the Port of Palm Beach since 2006. In his position as Chief Financial Officer of the Port of Palm Beach, he is responsible for all matters related to financial planning, finance, accounting, budgeting, human resource management and information systems. He also assumes the lead in all financial negotiations that are related to contract renewals and new business of our $150 million organization. Zielinski develops and monitors the annual operating and capital budgets of the Port and works to maximize the return and maintain the security of nearly $20 million of the Port’s cash and investment assets. As Deputy Port Director, Zielinski supports the Port Executive Director in all aspects of Port business while also proactively proving business advice, technical support and project management execution to senior staff. Prior to joining the Port of Palm Beach, Zielinski spent seven years with the Broward County School Board holding directorships in the Budget Office, Administrative Services and SAP Support Center. While at the School Board he directed the development, control and reporting of a $3.5 billion annual budget and negotiated vendor contracts in excess of $25 million. Before to relocating to Florida, Zielinski spent almost 20 years with the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While with Miller Brewing he held several high-level Directors positions in Director of Strategic Planning, Distribution Management, Corporate Information Systems and Marketing Information Analysis as well as acting as the Comptroller of the western region where he provided comprehensive financial support and analysis to a business unit with more than $1.5 billion in sales. Zielinski earned his Bachelors of Business Administration at Bernard M. Baruch College with a concentration in public and private accounting. 

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