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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.



A 1st Year CYP membership is $50. Membership includes 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. 


Memberships are for the duration of one (1) year, and willl be renewed annually. Year 2+ is $40 per year. Students enrolled at IUPUC, Ivy Tech and Harrison College may take advantage of our Student membership for $25 per year while in school.

To become a member, please CLICK HERE!



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Upcoming Events

Interested in our upcoming events? CLICK HERE to view and register for the next CYP events!



Board Members

Leadership Team

Liz Worthington - Columbus Chamber

Ian McGriff - HNE Digital

Ashleigh Fisher - AWF Events

Louie Souza - Elwood Staffing

Michael Runnels - Cummins Inc.

Reagan Anthony - Toyota

Kyle Hendricks - United Way


Board Members

Ashton Wischmeier - Farmers Insurance, Wischmeier Agency

Brandon Gumbiner - Indiana Podiatry Group - Columbus

Brock Biehl - Old National Bank

Danielle Dion - Cummins Inc.

Chelsea Reising - QMix

Jerry Hanner - Hanner Financial Services, Inc. 

Jordan Winkler - Cummins Inc.

Julie Kern-Anderson - Sandcrest Dental

Katelyn Phillips - Columbus Philharmonic

Leah Retrum- Engage Columbus

Nick Sprague - Sprague Company Hotel Developers

Ritika Shah - Reams Asset Management Company

Roy Ice - Kemper CPA Group

Son Pham - Cummins Inc.