Paul L. Cejas

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Paul L. Cejas
United States Ambassador to Belgium
In office
June 29, 1998 – January 31, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Alan Blinken
Succeeded by Stephen Brauer
Personal details
Born 1943 (age 73–74)
Profession Diplomat, Accountant. Executive

Paul L. Cejas (born 1943) is a native of Cuba who arrived in Miami, Florida in 1960, is chairman and chief executive officer of PLC Investments, Inc., a wholly owned company that manages portfolio investments, and investments in real estate, health care and venture capital projects.[1] He served as Ambassador to Belgium under U.S. President Bill Clinton.[2] Cejas was founder, chairman and chief executive officer of CareFlorida Health Systems, Inc., the country's largest Hispanic-owned health care company, which merged with Foundation Health of California in 1994.[1]


A graduate of the University of Miami,[1] Cejas earlier this year was listed among the "100 most powerful people in southern Florida" by South Florida CEO magazine.

A retired certified public accountant, Cejas is a former member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has been extensively involved in community and public service.

Paul Cejas School of Architecture Building at Florida International University.

He serves on the University of Miami Board of Trustees, the Smithsonian Institution's national board and the Latin American Advisory Board of the Tate Museum in London.

His previous public service includes being chairman of the Miami-Dade County School Board, a member of the Board of Regents of the Florida State University System, chairman of the Florida Partnership of the Americas, director of the Miami Art Museum of Dade County, and trustee of Florida International University, where the School of Architecture building is named in his honor.[1]

DNC criticism[edit]

In March 2008, Cejas, a top fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, criticized the Democratic Party's National Committee after the committee penalized Michigan and Florida for holding their primaries early in violation of national party rules, barring their delegates from being seated at the Democratic convention the following summer. Cejas was quoted in The New York Times as saying, "If you’re not going to count my vote, I’m not going to give you my money," referring to his 2007 contribution of $28,500. Many feel Cejas should hold the Florida legislature more accountable rather than the Democratic National Committee.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "FIU - Paul L. Cejas". Florida International University. Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
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  3. ^ Luo, Michael (March 15, 2008). "Delegate Battles Snarl Democrats in Two States". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

Press Releases Paul L. Cejas, Ted Kelly Elected To Mellon Board Of Directors

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Alan Blinken
United States Ambassador to Belgium
Succeeded by
Stephen Brauer