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

CYP Thursday: August 27, 2015

"Love Where You Live" Celebration

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ Engage Columbus

Join us for the Love Where You Live Celebration!
Come out and enjoy music by QMIX, Columbus-themed activities, Grand Prize winner announcements, food vendors, and a cash bar!


CYP Thursday: September 3, 2015

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Kidscommons

Join Columbus Young Professionals and Columbus Area Chamber members for the Kidscommons Networking After Hours event.

Stop in before or after the last Neighborfest of the season!

Sponsored by kidscommons and Blue and Company, LLC. 



CYP Thursday: September 17, 2015

"Networking After Hours"

5:00pm- 7:00pm @ White Creek Acres

White Creek Acres Wedding Farm and Event Venue will host a fall- themed, family after hours. Come see all of the amenities they have to offer, while enjoying food, drinks, a bonfire, and bounce house! To learn more about White Cree Acres, visit


CYP Thursday: September 24, 2015

5:30pm @ Columbus Food Co-Op

Tour and learn about the Columbus Food Co- Op and your opportunity to be an owner in the food co-op! 



Stay Up to Date

Don't miss out on CYP happenings. CLICK HERE to sign up for our newsletter. 


Board Members

Leadership Team

Liz Worthington - Columbus Chamber

Ashleigh Fisher - AWF Events

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

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.



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.