Patrick Terrien

Patrick Terrien
President & CEO
Columbus Council on World Affairs

Mr. Terrien is President & CEO of the Columbus Council on World Affairs. Patrick often speaks for national and local organizations such as Harvard University’s “Think Tank on Global Education” and The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business on such broad topics as nonprofit entrepreneurship, globalization and corporate social responsibility. With a degree in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Patrick worked in Washington D.C. for the U.S. Agency for International Development facilitating U.S. environmental exports to Asia. Prior to CCWA, Mr. Terrien was the Director for Corporate Relations at COSI Columbus where he directed the science museum’s corporate fundraising program. He currently serves on the board of the World Affairs Councils of America, chair for its Global Education Task Force, and was recently selected to participate in its leadership delegation to China. He is a 2013 recipient of Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40 Award.