Former School Board Chairman Paul Cejas To Focus On Education As Head Of Miami Business Forum
Written by Miami Today on June 7, 2007
When Paul Cejas was elected in October chairman of the Miami Business Forum, the successor to the influential Non Group, he made it clear that both the group’s and his own objective was to work toward making Greater Miami an even better community. The former chairman of the Miami-Dade School Board said his focus would be on education.
Cuba-born Mr. Cejas, 64, has been a civic and business leader in South Florida for more than 25 years. A former banker and a certified pubic accountant, he was US ambassador to Belgium during the Clinton Administration and founded CareFlorida Health System.
Today he is an investor through his family firm, PLC Investments. And he has entered the property-development world with a project on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach and another in Kendall.
His accolades have included being named CPA of the Year by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and being awarded the United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Award for outstanding philanthropy, an honorary doctorate in public service by Florida International University and the 2002 Citizen of the Year designation by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Cejas was interviewed by Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today.