Eddie Pauline serves as the Director for Economic Engagement for The Ohio State University’s Corporate Engagement Office. This office houses Ohio State’s efforts with technology commercialization, strategic partnerships, startup companies and economic development. In his role, Eddie leads the office’s Economic Development function, supporting business retention, expansion and attraction efforts in partnership with local and statewide economic development partners. These efforts drive new opportunities to University faculty, staff and students in the form of strategic partnerships and help enhance Ohio State’s overall economic impact to the State of Ohio which currently stands at more than $15 billion. Prior to this role, Eddie served as the founding Director of Ohio State’s Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program (BLF), Ohio State’s premier student leadership program. Eddie led the daily operations of the program which included the design and creationof the curriculum, instructing and mentoring students, and outreach andengagement. As Director, Eddie worked to build a board of advisors to secureover two million dollars in private financial support for the program.
Before coming to Ohio State in 2010, Eddie worked in the digital media industry for startups and large media corporations primarily in Seattle and New York, where he was part of the team that led the successful acquisition of Scout.com to Fox Interactive Media. He held positions at FoxSports.com, FantasySports Ventures (acquired by Gannett) and ASmallWorld.com, where he was Director of North American sales. Eddie holds a B.A. and a B.S. from The Ohio State University, where he served as student government president for twoconsecutive terms. He earned an M.B.A. in Finance from Franklin University.
Eddie, his wife Lindsey, two sons and daughter, Edward, Charles and Estella, live in Worthington, Ohio.education resource andreferral non-profit.