Patrick Terrien, President & CEO

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Patrick Terrien, President & CEO of Columbus Council on World Affairs, will deliver a speech on the topic of “Our Global Columbus” on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Mr. Terrien manages all aspects of operations and strategy for the organization including fundraising, community partnerships, staffing, and strategic planning. He is a member of the Ohio Department of Education’s International Education Advisory Committee as well as the Center for U.S. Global Engagement Advisory Committee. Mr. Terrien delivers a variety of lectures to national and local organizations on topics ranging from non-profit management to globalization and corporate social responsibility and the influence of globalization. With a degree in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Mr. Terrien worked in Washington, D.C. for the US Agency for International Development facilitating U.S. environmental exports to Asia. During his three years at USAID, Patrick traveled to Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, and Hong Kong. Prior to becoming President & CEO, Mr. Terrien was the Director for Corporate Relations at COSI Columbus where he directed the science museum’s corporate fundraising program. Mr. Terrien is proficient in conversational Indonesian and French, and has studied Spanish and American Sign Language.

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