Dorothy C Baunach has been an entrepreneur, business development coach, technology and STEM education advocate, strategic consultant and community leader in Northeast Ohio for 30 years. She is currently CEO for OsteoSymbionics, LLC .
OsteoSymbionics is a medical device company that designs and manufactures patient-specific cranial implants for people with severe head and brain injury. The company is a tenant in the MAGNET incubator.
Dorothy was the founding president of NorTech, an organization spun off from the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) that fosters the growth of technology-based business and industry growth in Northeast Ohio. Under her ten years of leadership at NorTech (1999-2009), Northeast Ohio’s technology-based industries, early-stage investment capital, broadband infrastructure and entrepreneurial ecosystem all gained notable momentum. Dorothy also guided and ensured the continuation of Ohio’s Third Frontier initiative from its inception in 2002 through the second successful ballot initiative in 2010 in her work with Cleveland Tomorrow, GCP, NorTech and the Ohio Business Roundtable. In early 2011, she drafted the first economic development plan for the new Cuyahoga County government.
Previously, she was the founding president of the Edison BioTechnology Center, now BioOhio and BioEnterprise, and vice president of Enterprise Development, Inc., now JumpStart, where she launched the first technology business incubator. She was also former biomedical research assistant and biology teacher.
Dorothy has served on many startup-company and non-profit organization boards and served on several state and national councils, commissions and panels during her career. She is currently on the OneCommunity Board where she has been chair. She is a member of In Counsel with Women and the Fifty Club of Cleveland, and serves as the co-chair of the Mission and Urban Wellness Team at the Old Stone Church. She has received numerous awards including induction into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame, Northeast Ohio Rainmaker, GCP Richard A. Shatten Leadership Award, Cleveland Engineering Society Leadership Award and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Dorothy is a graduate of Wittenberg University (magna cum laude) with a bachelor’s degree in biology and an education certificate. She earned an MS from the University of Dayton and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Dorothy and her husband, Bruce, have two adult daughters and are residents of downtown Cleveland.