About CYP

Mission Statement

To help the young professionals of Columbus, Indiana navigate the world of life, work, and the community.


Vision Statement

Our vision is to create a network of young professionals in the Columbus area that fosters personal and professional development through relationship building, skill enhancement, community enrichment, and career advancement opportunities. These young professionals form a group of business and community leaders focused on the promotion, attraction, and retention of other young professionals to and in Columbus. We strive to create unique events and offer professional development in hopes that our efforts will make a significant and measurable impact on Columbus as a whole as well as in the professional and personal lives of its members.


Upcoming Events

Ultimate Frisbee

Wednesdays Nights, Beginning June 3rd

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Mill Race Park

Join CYP for a fun, active way to meet other YP's! We will meet at the field in front of the main concert stage, and split into teams each week based on the number of people that attend. Please bring both a white shirt and a colored shirt. 


3rd Thursdays: July

Thursday, July 16th

5:0 pm - 7:00 pm @ Columbus Chamber

This event series takes place the third Thursday of each month. Each month's event will take on a different theme, to ensure that you have a unique experience every time you come. 3rd Thursdays provide the opportunity to network with, and get to know other YP's in a casual, fun environment. 

For our July Third Thursday, we will be joining the Columbus Chamber for the Grand Opening of the Fish Tank - A Coworking Community. The Chamber recently launched this coworking space as a way to foster ideas and bring local entreprenuers together.

There will be a cash bar, sushi, and other snacks. The event is free to attend, but please RSVP here.


CYP Amazing Race: Intern Edition

Saturday, July 25th

8 am - 5:30 pm

Discover Columbus by competing in an exciting series of physical and mental challenges that will lead you across the city on an Amazing Race!


For more information, CLICK HERE.




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An annual CYP membership is $50. Membership incluldes a CYP t-shirt and free access to CYP events. Most CYP members are between 21 to 40 years of age, but there is no age requirement. Anyone may join to support the organization. 


To become a member, please CLICK HERE.

Memberships are for the duration of one year, and willl be renewed annually. We will begin accepting memberships as of 4/22/2015.


If you previously purchased a CYP membership between 1/12/2014 and 4/1/2015, we will honor that membership. Please contact Annie Smith directly at


Board Members

Leadership Team

Annie Smith - Columbus Chamber

Ashleigh Fisher - AWF Events

Jordan Kiel - SIHO

Liz Ryan - Northwestern Mutual

Louie Souza - Elwood Staffing

Michael Runnels - Cummins Inc.

Reagan Anthony - Toyota

Kyle Hendricks - United Way


Board Members

Alexis Wilson - Cummins Inc.

Ashton Wischmeier - Farmers Insurance, Wischmeier Agency

Brandon Gumbiner - Indiana Podiatry Group - Columbus

Brock Biehl - Old National Bank

Danielle Dion - Cummins Inc.

Delaney Lego - BCSC

Dylan Andrew - Cummins Inc.

Grace Kestler - Cummins Inc.

Ian McGriff - HNE Digital

Jacob Martin - Westpoint Financial Group

Jerry Hanner - Hanner Financial Services, Inc. 

Jordan Winkler - Cummins Inc.

Mark Schneider - BCSC

Mary Gold - Entrepreneur

Meghan Bartells - White Creek Acres

Nick Sprague - Sprague Company Hotel Developers

Ritika Shah - Reams Asset Management Company

Roy Ice - Kemper CPA Group

Son Pham - Cummins Inc.