September 23, 2020 - Executive Director News

Welcome, Paul Zobitz!

The ABPMR is pleased to introduce the new Director of Operations at ABPMR, Paul Zobitz, MBA. Paul stepped into the new position in early September after being in several roles at Mayo Clinic for nearly 20 years. He succeeds Jill Hallman, Administrator, who plans to retire at the end of the year.

A Midwest native, Paul grew up in Northern Minnesota and has lived in Rochester since 2003. He completed his undergrad in psychology at St. Mary's University where he discovered his primary area of interest was the intersection of learning and technology. He went on to obtain his MBA from Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio.

In his time at Mayo Clinic, Paul held the titles of Electronic Environment Instructor, ETC Systems Analyst, and Operations Manager. As an Operations Manager, he led a variety of teams, culminating with the International Operations team managing multiple Mayo Clinic Care Network member relationships in the Middle East.

As the Director of Operations at ABPMR, Paul will be overseeing the functions of the board office and Board of Directors to ensure exams and day-to-day activities are completed on time, as well as putting board strategies and goals into motion in partnership with Executive Director Carolyn Kinney, MD.

With a background spanning the realms of technology, education, and learning within medicine and international relations, Paul plans to streamline operations to continue improving the efficiency and quality of the services ABPMR delivers. Additionally, Paul hopes to expand and improve on what has already been accomplished by the Board of Directors and staff in adapting to the changes and challenges of COVID-19.

Paul sees this position at ABPMR as a wonderful opportunity to continue work within the medical and educational field while enhancing his leadership skills. He is excited to work with and continue developing relationships with the team and board directors.

Paul lives in Rochester with his wife, two sons, and Ricky, the family dog. Paul likes to stay active by being outdoors and running regularly— he is an experienced marathoner and is entertaining the possibility of completing another race.

He enjoys traveling with his wife and is patiently waiting to continue seeing the world once it's safe to do so. His personal favorite spots have been Scotland, Hawaii, and the Caribbean Islands, where he spent a year on Saint Vincent following his undergrad volunteering at a local school.

Welcome to the ABPMR, Paul!