Eddie Pauline serves as the Director for Economic Development for The Ohio State University's Enterprise for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge. This office houses Ohio State’s efforts with licensing and technology transfer, corporate 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.
Eddie is active in the community. He currently serves as the Chair of the City of Worthington’s Community Relations Commission, is a board member on the Foundation Board of the Worthington Library and the serves on the Vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Worthington. He has made periodic attempts to be a good coach for Worthington Youth Booster’s soccer, flag football and basketball teams. He is a graduate of Leadership Columbus and currently serves as chair of its Board of Trustees. Eddie also serves on the board as marketing chair and is a Lifetime Member of the Columbus Metropolitan Club. He is a member of the Worthington AM Rotary Club and serves on the boards of the International Visitors Council and the Central Ohio Leadership Academy. Eddie is also proud to serve in the Association of Ohio Commodores. The association supports the State of Ohio in its advancement in all areas contributing to the economic growth and development of the State, and the greater prosperity of its citizens. Eddie's professional service roles include serving on the board of the University Economic Development Association and the workforce development committee of OhioX.
Eddie holds a B.A. and a B.S. from The Ohio State University, where he served as student government president for two consecutive 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.