Kate Blocker


​Mayo Clinic Health System

Carrie Braaten Moore


​Riverland Community College

Oballa Oballa


Austin City Councilman

CYP Austin

Upcoming Events

CYP can help you develop relationships with other Austin area young professionals, expand your business connections, enhance your leadership skills, and provide opportunities to get involved in our community! Join CYP of Austin and take advantage of these valuable opportunities!

Jim Koeing

Social Committee Chair

Hormel Foods Corporation

Silver Level

What is Connecting Young Professionals (CYP)?

Connect. Grow. Empower.

David Wolff

Founding Board Member 

Austin Public Schools

CYP strives to provide future community leaders with opportunities for networking and personal and professional development. CYP will help members get involved and feel connected to the Austin community. Help support CYP and get your employees involved!

Gold Level

We offer young professionals the opportunity to network with other young professionals in the Austin business community through various professional development, social and community engagement activity offerings.

2021 Board of Directors

Varinh Van Vugt


Connecting young professionals in the Austin area and empowering their growth and success in the community.

Thank You Sponsors

The Connecting Young Professionals group fosters ambition and builds community among young professionals who are paving the way for the Austin Area’s future success and growth. They connect ambitious, young people with a strong, diverse community of peers, mentors, and regional business and civic leaders. Through consistent programming, leadership, and service opportunities, members ultimately become more experienced, community-oriented, and connected.

  • Converse Candids Photography
  • Damel Transportation
  • Edward Jones
  • Home Federal
  • Little Wendy Bird
  • The Style Lounge

Danielle Morem

Professional Development Chair

​Damel Transportaion

Benefits to Employers:

Sudeshna Pant

Chamber Liaison

Austin Area Chamber of Commerce

​Jaclyn Bird

Vice President

​Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Bronze Level

Platinum Level

Benefits to Young Professionals:

Our Mission: