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Get ready for the inaugural Columbus YP Week all across Columbus! It’s a collaborative calendar of events and activities focused on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings. Columbus-area young professionals and college students are invited to attend any and all events included here throughout our week-long efforts, including networking mixers, leadership workshops, volunteer efforts, fitness activities, social gatherings, and more to get more connected and to explore the Columbus region. Details and RSVP links are included with each event listing. Enjoy!
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Friday, April 28 • 11:30am - 1:30pm
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The CYP Club is proud to present the first-ever Executive Luncheon, a professionally focused midday experience from 11:30am-1:30pm on Friday, April 28 as part of Columbus YP Week.

The purpose of The Executive Luncheon is to connect Columbus-area young professionals with community leaders and C-Suite executives to exchange success stories and tips over a midday lunch event.

For $20 per person, you will be seated at a roundtable with a local executive and six fellow emerging leaders. Lunch and beverages are included.

The event will be structured as a buffet-style luncheon with the following format:
• 11:30pm: Check-in, grab lunch, and social networking.
• 12:00noon: Table introductions, facilitated by our YP Leadership Team, along with questions and one-on-one networking.
• 1:00pm: Final leadership thoughts with 30-minutes of open forum questions for all executives.

Our 2017 list of esteemed executives includes:
Bethny Brown - Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Lisa Courtice - President and CEO, United Way of Central Ohio
William Hutter - CEO, Sequent
Laura Koprowski - VP of Government Affairs & Strategic External Communications, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Stephen Lyons - Executive Vice President, Columbus Partnership
Doug Ross - Professor and Marketing Program Chair, Franklin University
Jamie (James) Schroeder - Vice President of Treasury, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Nicci Sprouse-Grosso - President, A-List Introductions
Wes Strickling - CEO, Codex Techworks
Bob Vitale - Associate Editor, Columbus CEO Magazine
Heather Whaling - President, Geben Communication
Michelle Wilson - Executive Director, Tri-Village Chamber Partnership
Guy Worley - CEO/President, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation

Business casual attire is suggested. Parking will be offered for free.

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Columbus Young Professionals Club

Columbus Young Professionals Club
The Columbus Young Professionals Club, or CYP Club, is a networking group, a social club, a volunteer network, and an athletics coordinator all rolled into one massive membership organization. With more than 20,000 registered members, it is recognized as the largest YP membersh... Read More →
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Franklin University

Franklin University
Franklin University is a private, nonprofit university in Ohio. It was founded in 1902 to serve the needs of adult students. The university has five campuses in Ohio and Indiana as well as a large selection of online courses.

Speakers
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Bethny Brown

Senior Vice President of Human Resources, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
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Kris Cannon-Jackson

Training Coordinator, City of Columbus
Kris has a professional background in business management and human resources, with a passion of training & developing others to reach their greatest potential. When she is not at her “day job” at the City of Columbus, she can be found lending her talents to many endeavors... Read More →
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Lisa Courtice

President and CEO, United Way of Central Ohio
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Derek Grosso

CEO and Founder, Columbus Young Professionals Club
Derek Grosso is CEO and Founder of the Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP Club), a for-impact membership association made up of more than 25,000 young professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, and creatives who live in the Columbus region. It currently holds the distinction a... Read More →
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William Hutter

CEO, Sequent
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Laura Koprowski

VP of Government Affairs & Strategic External Communications, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
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Stephen Lyons

Executive Vice President, Columbus Partnership
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Doug Ross

Professor and Marketing Program Chair, Franklin University
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Jamie Schroeder

Vice President of Treasury, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
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Nicci Sprouse-Grosso

President, A-List Introductions
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Wes Strickling

CEO, Codex Techworks
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Bob Vitale

Associate Editor, Columbus CEO
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Heather Whaling

President, Geben Communication
Heather Whaling is founder/president of Geben Communication. In 2016, she was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Ohio Valley Region (OH, KY, IN). | | After launching the company from her dining room in 2009, Heather’s fresh, data-driven approach to best practices has helped Geben evolve into a highly respected, sought-after, award-winning PR firm with 26 employees in Columbus, Chicago and Seattle. Geben was named the national media relations agency of the year (Ragan/PR Daily) and a top 10 agency for startups (Agency Post). Geben is also the top boutique agency in Columbus, according to Columbus CEO. | | In addition to delivering exceptional results for client partners, Heather prides herself on utilizing Geben as a platform for doing good. Driven by a... Read More →
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Michelle Wilson

‎Executive Director, Tri-Village Chamber Partnership
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Guy Worley

CEO/President, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation


Friday April 28, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Franklin University (Ross Auditorium) 301 E. Rich Street, Columbus, OH 43215

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