Associate Vice President, Office of Government Affairs The Ohio State University
Trudy Bartley currently serves as The Associate Vice President of Local Government & Community Affairs for The Ohio State University. Representing the university with local government and community by establishing relationships with community leaders, participating in community organizations/activities and fostering community and university partnerships; monitors, researches and/or analyzes local government legislative and regulatory issues; responsible for developing high level strategies to create and strengthen local government and community relations; actively focuses on strategic university engagement and enhanced goodwill toward the university. Represents the University on supporting the OSU work on boards, committees and ad hoc groups; Supports the coordination of University priorities in relation to PACT’s Blueprint for Community Investment on the Near East Side and Campus Partners priorities in the University and Weinland Park geographies inclusive of assisting the University and municipal leadership on the development of projects.
As the former Executive Director of Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the comprehensive redevelopment of the Near East Side neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio;., Trudy was responsible for spearheading the strategic implementation of the Blueprint for Community Investment, a detailed master plan focused on revitalizing the Near East Side. Distinguished by its bottom-up approach to revitalizing a historic neighborhood, PACT is creating tangible and lasting results that will benefit current and future generations.
Prior to coming to the Ohio State University Trudy worked in the Ohio Department of Development, where she served as the Chief Operating Officer and she also held the positions of Interim Director of the Minority Business Enterprise Division and Federal Stimulus Coordinator.
Prior to her tenure with the Ohio Department of Development, she served as President of Diversified Development Group, a minority real estate development company. She managed operations and focused on the development needs of Central Ohio and other regional markets. Trudy previously served in the City of Columbus, Department of Development for more than 11 years. As Deputy Director for the Department she was responsible for the day to day operations, as well as assisting the Director as a spokesperson in a wide range of economic and community development activities and initiatives.
Trudy currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The United Way of Central Ohio, Central Ohio Transit Authority, ADAMH, KIPP Columbus, The Neighborhood Design Center, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Economic Development Institute (ECDI), The Matriots, and Gateway Film Center. In her past boards and commission service, she served as Chair of the New Albany Community Authority, The New Albany Planning Commission, WOSU, River South Community Authority, Columbus School for Girls, YWCA, COVA, the Community Shelter Board; Rebuilding Lives Funder Collaborative, and the YWCA, Racial Justice & Public Policy Committee.
Trudy was born and raised in Columbus Ohio, a graduate of Columbus School for Girls and has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Wellesley College. She and her husband Dr. R. Earl Bartley have adult twin men and reside in Columbus Ohio.