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 directs a staff of attorneys responsible for the full range of public policy issues affecting the property-casualty insurance industry. Zielezienski joined AIA in June 1997 and held the position of senior vice president and general counsel from December 2005 until January 2019, when he assumed the role of executive vice president at the newly-formed APCIA.

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.