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Haley Young, Administrative Specialist at One Columbus
Administrative Specialist

Haley Young

Business Development and Project Management


Haley coordinates and executes meetings and events and provides administrative support to Patty Huddle, Senior Vice President of Economic Development. Haley manages logistics for meetings involving One Columbus investors, board members, and community stakeholders. She also organizes and executes Economic Development 411 (ED411), a half-day program which attracts nearly 500+ attendees each year.

Additionally, Haley provides administrative support to the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE) which brings together more than 40 local economic development organizations within the Region for networking, programming and professional development. Haley serves as the MODE board secretary where she organizes meetings, communicates with members regularly, and serves as a main point of contact.



  • Student Success Coach, Purdue University


  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, Otterbein University
  • Master of Arts in College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University

Why do you live in the Columbus Region?

I love living in a region that is filled with so many opportunities to learn and experience new things. From festivals, to restaurants, businesses, universities, and parks, there is always something to explore. I have lived in other places, but nothing has ever compared to living in the region!

Why do you work in economic development?

I live by the phrase, “pay it forward.” It’s exciting to be involved in work that is not only future driven, but also potentially transformative to a community.