Ginger
Zielinskie

President and CEO

BDT employee

Why Benefits Data Trust?

"Efficiency, vision, opportunity"

​Fun fact about me: I circumnavigated the globe with just one backpack

Education:

Undergrad: Skidmore College; MBA: Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy

My family:

Husband, Jonathan and kids – Adrian, Sylvia and Rosalyn

Passionate about:

On the micro level – my family; on the macro level – equality for all families

Best advice ever received:

It still is “Just ask. You don’t know the answer until you have asked.”

Volunteer work:

Soccer coach for peewee girls

Past employment:

Boston College School of Social Work, Americorps VISTA

If I had chosen another career, I would have been:

A scientist of some sort

Greatest personal achievement:

Sounds corny, but I have to say my family – they are my light.

Favorite part of your job:

Building teams and watching them do amazing things together.

Favorite travel destination:

Always the next one I am looking forward to!

Make and model of your first car:

1987 Buick LeSabre – The Silver Bullet

Key to success:

Striking a balance between humility and confidence

Can’t go a day without…:

COFFEE

Favorite book:

Memoirs of a Geisha

Favorite movie:

Totally depends on my mood

Favorite food:

Sushi

Hobbies:

Running, yoga, reading, cooking, gardening, traveling

Fun fact about me:

I’m a middle child – explains a lot, right…