COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioOhio, Ohio's bioscience membership organization, and its Board of Trustees announces Eddie Pauline as the organization's new President and CEO. Eddie will lead the current BioOhio team to advance bioscience advocacy, economic development, and member services strategies.
Geoff Morgan, BioOhio Board of Trustees Chair and Vice President & General Manager at Quidel, had this to say. "I am thrilled that Eddie has accepted our offer to be the next President & CEO of BioOhio. Eddie's energy and fresh perspectives on how to position BioOhio going forward will be a valuable asset to our current and future members, and Ohio's bioscience community at large. I look forward to assisting Eddie in a smooth and fast transition into his new role."
Eddie previously served as the Director for Economic Development for The Ohio State University within its Enterprise for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge. In this role, Eddie led the economic development and economic impact functions to attract new companies to Ohio and retain and expand Ohio businesses. Working closely with tech transfer and commercialization partners, corporate partnerships, the innovation district, medical center, government affairs, and startup portfolio, he initiated and guided campus-wide and industry-specific workforce, innovation, and placemaking programs to drive economic growth. Prior to coming to Ohio State in 2010, Eddie worked in the digital media industry for startups and large corporations, primarily in Seattle and New York, where he was part of the team that led the successful acquisition of Scout.com by Fox Interactive Media.
"I'm honored to have the opportunity to lead an organization that has done so much to advance the bioscience industry in Ohio," Eddie said, looking ahead to the new role. "As the industry becomes even more important in the growth of the Ohio economy, I want our stakeholders to know that Jen, Drew, Scott, myself, and our board are deeply committed to positioning Ohio as one of the strongest bioscience ecosystems in the country."
Eddie holds a BA and a BS from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Franklin University. He is an Ohio Certified Economic Developer. Eddie, his wife Lindsey, and their three children live in Worthington, Ohio.
"For 34 years, BioOhio has been the primary advocate and supporter of the bioscience community in Ohio," said Jen Goldsberry, Interim-President and Manager of Member Services at BioOhio. "Statewide, Ohio is already home to over four thousand bioscience companies, with a massive infusion of growth coming thanks to the state-supported creation of Innovation Districts in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus. We're excited to build on this growth and work together with Eddie as we further BioOhio's role in helping Ohio cement its position as a national leader within the bioscience industry."
BioOhio is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 that connects and serves Ohio's bioscience community to drive success in improving global quality of life by providing member-guided services that include networking, advocacy, events, talent, information, and cost savings. BioOhio represents members from Ohio's largest employers to emerging startups, schools & universities, research institutions, students, and individuals. BioOhio is the state affiliate for global bioscience associations AdvaMed, BIO, MDMA, and PhRMA. Learn more at BioOhio.com.