Senior Staff

Stef Zielezienski
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

J. Stephen (“Stef”) Zielezienski serves as executive vice president at the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA). In this capacity, he oversees the policy, advocacy, legal and communications staff in its holistic approach to public policy thought leadership. Prior to the merger of the American Insurance Association (AIA) and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) that created APCIA, Zielezienski held the position of senior vice president and general counsel for 14 of his 22 years at AIA.

Before joining AIA, Zielezienski was with the Washington, D.C. offices of Mintz Levin and Wiley Rein and clerked for the Honorable Richard L. Nygaard of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Zielezienski is a graduate of Columbia Law School. He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College in New York City.