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Haley Young, Administrative Specialist at Columbus 2020
Administrative Specialist

Haley Young

Business Development and Project Management


Haley provides administrative support to Patty Huddle, the Senior Vice President of Economic Development and the Columbus 2020 team. She coordinates individual and group meeting logistics, provides assistance to Columbus 2020’s investor relations and fundraising events, and serves as the board secretary for the Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE).



  • 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.